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September 20 — Wednesday . . . Fall term began 

September 22 — Friday, Meeting of Board of Directors 

September 23 — Saturday . . House Warming and 

Reception to Board of Directors, 
University Campus 

September 24 — Sunday . . Oglethorpe Jubilee, 

Auditorium, Atlanta, 

Union Service of all 

Presbyterian Churches in the city 


January 21 — Sunday Founders' Day 

May 27 — Sunday . Beginning of Closing Exercises 

May 28 — Monday . Meeting of Board of Directors 

May 29, 30 — Tuesday, Wednesday, Special Exercises 

Commemorating the completion of the 

First Year of University Life 

September 19 — Wednesday . . Fall term begins 

November 29 — Thursday . . Thanksgiving Day 

December 22 — Saturday, Christmas Holidays begin 


January 2 — Wednesday . . Winter term begins 

January 21 — Monday .... Founders' Day 

March 8 — Monday .... Spring term begins 

May 26 — Sunday . Beginning of Closing Exercises 

May 27 — Monday, Meeting of the Board of Directors 

May 28, 29 — Tuesday, Wednesday, Special Exercises 

Commemorating the completion of the 

Second Year of University Life 


Oglethorpe University is owned and controlled by a 
Board of Founders, each of whom is a member in good 
and regular standing of a Presbyterian Church, and two- 
thirds of whom are ratified by the Sessions of the partic- 
ular Southern Presbyterian Churches to which the mem- 
bers belong. This General Board of Founders meets 
once each year, at commencement time, on the univer- 
sity grounds in Atlanta, to inspect their institution, to 
review all matters of large importance in the life of the 
University and to give directions to the Executive Com- 
mittee which is elected by them, and from their num- 
ber, and which will look after the details of manage- 
ment of the Institution between the meetings of the 
Board of Founders. Each member of the Board repre- 
sents a gift of one thousand dollars or more to the 

Nothing more ideal has ever been proposed in the 
management of an institution. It is already in opera- 
tion and its perfect practicability is largely responsible 
for the marvelous success of the University. 

Prospective students will not fail to note the quality 
of these Founders, representing the thousands of men 
and women whose sacrifices and prayers have consum- 
mated this fine purpose. As representatives and gover- 
nors of the Institution they will take pleasure in giving 
any enquirers information as to the aims and progress 
of the University. 

*The list of Founders given on the following pages is cor- 
rected up to March 1, 1917. 


James I. Vance, President 
J. T. Lupton, First Vice-President 

Geo. W. Watts, Second Vice-President 

L. C. Mandeville, Third Vice-President 
G. W. Ragan, Fourth Vice-President 

J. Cheston King, Secretary 

J. K. Ottley, Treasurer 

L. R. Simpson 
John P. Kennedy 
W. C. Underwood 

M. F. Allen 

F. M. Smith 

G. E. Mattison 
S. E. Orr 

M. D. Johnson 
L. W. Anderson 
B. M. Comfort 
F. D. Bryan 
R. Q. Baker 
S. E. Ives 
W. R. O'Neal 



W. B. Tanner 
A. C. Howze 


Hay Watson Smith 
C. H. Chenoweth 
David A. Gates 
John Van Lear 

Henry K. McHarg 


Richard Pope Reese 
J. W. Purcell 
W. B. Y. Wilkie 
R. D. Dodge 

C. H. Curry 

D. J. Blackwell 
D. A. Shaw 

H. C. Giddenf 

T. M. McMillan 
D. A. Planck 
Thos. E. Gary 

T. A. Brown 
H. E. McRae 
*H. H. Foster 

Ernest Quarterman 
R. M. Alexander 
E. D. Brownlee 
H. C. DuBose 
W. A. Williams 
C. L. Nance 
J. E. Henderson 
Jacob E. Brecht 


Oglethorpe University 

H. T. Mcintosh 

L. P. Gartner 

E. L. Hill 

Irvin Alexander 

Fielding Wallace 

J. R. Sevier 

R. A. Rogers, Jr. 

M. F. Leary 

Wm. H. Fleming 

W. T. Summers 

A. L. Patterson 

S. Holderness 

L. C. Mandeville, Jr. 

L. C. Mandeville 

T. W. Tinsley 

T. M. Stribling 

W. A. Carter 

Hamlin Ford 

I. S. McElroy 

C. R. Johnson 
W. L. Cook 

D. A. Thompson 
A. J. Griffith 
Claud Little 


J. C. Daniel 
H. L. Smith 
A. H. Atkins 
Chas. D. McKinney 
Geo. J. Shultz 
Barnwell Anderson 
Joseph D. Green 
J. B. Way 
R. L. Caldwell 
J. M. Brawner 
E. S. McDowell 
J. W. Hammond 
G. M. Howerton 
J. W. Corley 
Jas. E. Woods 
J. C. Turner 
J. E. Patton 
J. G. Herndon 
Frank L. Hudson 
Claud C. Craig 
T. S. Lowry 
R. L. Anderson 
Jas. T. Anderson 
Thos. L. Wallace 

C. I. Stacy 
W. S. Myrick 
Guy Garrard 
T. Stacy Capers 
J. T. Gibson 
J. H. Malloy 
Chas. A. Campbell 
H. J. Gaertner 

B. I. Hughes 
Julian Cumming 
G. G. Sydnor 

C. M. Gibbs 
W. M. Scott 
Leigh M. White 
W. P. Beman 
W. W. Ward 
N. K. Bitting 
James Watt 
Wm. A. Watt 

J. H. Merrill 
E. P. Simpson 
J. 0. Varnedoe 
R. A. Simpson 
R. A. Brown 

Geo. R. Bell 


B. M. Shive 
A. S. Venable 

E. M. Green 

B. L. Price 

C. A. Weis 

A. Wettermark 


A. B. Israel 

F. M. Milliken 

C. O'N. Martindale 

R. P. Hyams 
H. M. McLain 
E. H. Gregory 

Oglethorpe University 


W. S. Payne 
T. M. Hunter 
J. L. Street 

W. S. Lindamood 
T. L. Armistead 

LOUISIANA (Continued) 

W. A. Zeigler 
A. B. Smith 
W. B. Gabbert 

A. J. Evins 
R. F. Kimmons 
J. W. Young 

H. C. Francisco 

Sargent Pitcher 
F. Salmen 
J. A. Salmen 
J. C. Barr 

R. W. Deason 
W. W. Raworth 

J. R. Bridges 
Geo. W. Watts 
Geo. W. Ragan 
Thos. W. Wilson 
R. G. Vaughan 

A. A. McLean 

A. McL. Martin 

B. A. Henry 
W. P. Jacobs 

W. D. Ratchford 
F. Murray Mack 

Wm. R. Hearst 


A. M. Kistler 

J. W. McLaughlin 

W. C. Brown 

J. N. H. Summerell 

John E. McKelvey 


C. C. Good 
T. W. Sloan 
Henry M. Massey 
P. S. McChesney 
*John W. Ferguson 
L. B. McCord 
E. P. Davis 

A. M. Scales 
A. L. Brooks 
L. Richardson 
Melton Clark 
J. M. Belk 

Jos. T. Dendy 
J. B. Green 
W. P. Anderson 
F. D. Vaughn 
E. E. Gillespie 
L. C. Dove 

N Deceased 


Oglethorpe University 

J. T. Lupton 
T. S. McCallie 
J. B. Milligan 
J. W. Bachman 
W. A. Cleveland 
N. B. Dozier 
J. E. Napier 


L. W. Buford 
J. L. Curtiss 
0. S. Smith 
W. G. Erskine 
C. W. Heiskell 
L. R. Walker 
Geo. W. Killebrew 
C. C. Houston 

S. C. Appleby 
P. A. Lyon 
C. L. Lewis 
H. W. Dick 
J. I. Vance 
J. D. Blanton 
M. S. Kennedy 
T. C. Black 

W. L. Estes 
*Wm. Caldwell 
R. D. Gage 
A. F. Carr 


R. M. Hall 
F. E. Fincher 
Wm. A. Vinson 
Wm. H. Leavell 
D. C. Campbell 

David Hannah 
S. P. Hulburt 
W. S. Jacobs 
A. 0. Price 

Geo. L. Petrie 
A. D. Witten 


F. S. Royster 
Stuart N. Hutchison 

W. S. Campbell 

Thornwell Jacobs 

D. I. Maclntyre 
S. W. Carson 

C. D. Montgomery 
Jas. R. Gray 
Ivan E. Allen 
F. W. Coleman 
Frank M. Inman 
F. 0. Foster 
J. K. Ottley 

E. A. Broyles 


W. F. Winecoff 
C. R. Winship 
Archibald Smith 
W. A. Neal, Jr. 
* William Bensel 
E. Rivers 
J. Cheston King 
James Bachman 
Stephen T. Barnett 
Newton Craig 
W. 0. Steele 

Wilmer L. Moore 
J. P. Stevens 
Jas. W. English 
Lucien L. Knight 
John Temple Graves 
W. S. Kendrick 
Edwin P. Ansley 
W. J. Wright 
Henry A. Inman 
Stewart McGinty 
D. I. Maclntyre, Jr. 


Oglethorpe University 


ATLANTA, GA. (Continued) 

E. P. McBurney 
Dunbar H. Ogden 
Keats Speed 
Edgar Watkins 
John A. Brice 
George E. King 
John B. Brooks 
Milton N. Armstrong 
Hugh Richardson 
W. D. Manley 
Phinizy Calhoun 
Rev. Linton Johnson 

Custis N. Anderson 
T. M. Fincher 
Geo. W. Harrison 
Gilham H. Morrow 
Edward G. Jones 
Porter Langston 
John F. Pickard 
Chas. J. Wachendorff 
J. Epps Brown 
C. W. Strickler 
Frank G. Lake 

Robert J. Lowry 
W. T. Perkerson 
Jas. R. DuBose 
Thos. P. Hinman 
S. 0. Vickers 
W. E. Floding 
W. Woods White 
Hoke Smith 
Herbert B. Davis 
E. T. Brown 
C. V. LeCraw 


Ivan E. Allen 
Milton Armstrong 
Jas. T. Anderson 
J. W. Bachman 
John A. Brice 
Melton Clark 
John Temple Graves 

Executive Committee 

James R. pray, Chairman 

C. D. Montgomery F. M. Inman 

C. L. Lewis E. G. Jones 
Thornwell Jacobs I. S. McElroy 
Wilmer L. Moore Jno. K. Ottley 
J. Cheston King Geo. E. King 

D. I. Maclntyre J. I. Vance 
Dunbar H. Ogden Edgar Watkins 
L. C. Mandeville 

Ivan E. Allen 

Finance Committee 

Ivan E. Allen, Chairman 

Thornwell Jacobs D. I. Maclntyre 

Jno. K. Ottley 

Building Committee 

D. I. Maclntyre, Chairman 
Milton Armstrong Frank Lake Frank M. Inman 

S. W. Carson Wilmer L. Moore 

J. W. English 
R. J. Lowry 

Grounds Committee 

F. M. Inman, Chairman 

W. S. Kendrick Jas. T. Anderson 

W. Woods White J. Woods Hammond 

J. F. Pickard 

C. J. Wachendorff 

Program Committee 
J. Cheston King, Chairman 

John Temple Graves 

J. P. Stevens 

Lucien L. Knight T. M. Fincher 

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Investment Committee 

Geo. E. King, Chairman 
J. T. Lupton E. P. McBurney J. K. Ottley 

C. R. Winship Hugh Richardson Geo. W. Watts 

L. C. Mandeville 

Ways and Means Committee 

D. I. Maclntyre, Chairman 
E. Rivers W. A. Neal S. 0. Vickers 

W. D. Manley Stewart McGinty F. 0. Foster 

Entertainment Committee 

C. D. Montgomery, Chairman 
Geo. W. Harrison W. J. Wright E. G. Jones 

E. P. Ansley W. 0. Steele John A. Brice 

Church Relations Committee 

I. S. McElroy, Chairman 
C. W. Strickler W. E. Floding J. W. Bachman 

T. P. Hinman Porter Langston Melton Clark 

Faculty Committee 

Dunbar H. Ogden, Chairman 
Newton Craig Stephen Barnett J. Cheston King 

Phinizy Calhoun Custis N. Anderson 

Legal Committee 

Edgar Watkins, Chairman 
Chas. D. McKinney W. T. Perkerson Hoke Smith 

E. T. Brown Gilham H. Morrow 


The historical genesis of Oglethorpe University takes 
us back to the middle of the eighteenth century when 
under the leadership of Presbyterian men, Princeton 
College was founded in New Jersey and rapidly became 
the institution largely patronized by the young men from 
Presbyterian families all over the nation. After a while 
the long distances which must be traveled by stage or on 
horseback, suggested the building of a similar institu- 
tion under the auspices of Presbyterianism in the South. 
The movement began with the spring meeting of Hope- 
well Presbytery in the year 1823, and eventuated in the 
founding of a manual training school and this, in turn, 
became Oglethorpe College in 1835 when Midway Hill, 
in the suburbs of Milledgeville, the then capital of the 
State of Georgia, was chosen for the location of the In- 
stitution. Old Oglethorpe College was thus the first de- 
nominational college or university between the Atlantic 
and the Pacific oceans south of the Virginia line, and, of 
a right, claimed to be the Alma Mater of all that bril- 
liant company of institutions which were born after her 
in this vast empire. 

The facilities of the old Oglethorpe were adequate 
for the time. The main building was probably the 
handsomest college structure in the Southeast when it 
was erected and "contained the finest college chapel in 
the United States not excepting Yale, Harvard or Prince- 

In the Faculty of the Institution may be found the 
names of men who are world-famous. Among these 

Oglethorpe University 19 

were Joseph Le Conte, the great geologist; James Wood- 
row, the brilliant scientist and devoted Christian; Sam- 
uel K. Talmadge, the eminent administrator, and many 
others. It is, perhaps, the chief glory of the old Ogle- 
thorpe that after four years of instruction she graduated 
Sidney Lanier in the famous class of 1859 and that he 
was a tutor to her sons until the Spring of '61 when with 
the Oglethorpe cadets he marched away to the wars. 
Shortly before his death, Lanier, looking back over his 
career, remarked to a friend that the greatest moral im- 
pulse of his life had come to him during his college 
days at Oglethorpe through the influence of Dr. Wood- 
row. Her other eminent alumni include governors, jus- 
tices, moderators of the General Assembly, discoverers, 
inventors and a host of honest, industrious and superb 
laborers for the highest ideals of humanity. 

Oglethorpe "died at Gettysburg," for during the war 
her sons were soldiers, her endowment was in Confeder- 
ate bonds and her buildings, used as barracks and hos- 
pital, were later burned. An effort was made to revive 
the Institution in the 70's and to locate it in Atlanta, but 
the evils of reconstruction days and financial disaster 
made the adventure impossible and unsuccessful, and 
after a year and a half of struggle the doors were closed 
for the second time. 

In the meantime, there had come with the separation 
of the Northern and Southern Church, a condition of 
affairs which left the Southern half with no capstone to 
its educational system. The best minds of the Southern 
Church have been constantly restless under this fact. A 

20 Oglethorpe University 

number of efforts were made to restore the Presbyterian 
Church to its leadership in the educational affairs of the 
South, but each failed for its own particular reason. 

The really marvelous success which has attended the 
effort begun in the Spring of 1912 to found a great 
Southern Presbyterian University, has largely resulted 
from the determination of the men and women who form 
her constituency, that their denomination shall no longer 
be the only strong denomination in the South without a 
university for its student life. Their Institution is named 
Oglethorpe, that the fine ideals and traditions of those 
early years of struggle and achievement may be pre- 
served and that whatever of failure and disappointment 
filled them may be retrieved. 

Only five years have elapsed since the campaign was 
begun and they have been years of financial disaster and 
utter turmoil, yet the assets and subscription pledges of 
Oglethorpe University are fast approaching the sum of 
a million dollars as the result of the most unusual and 
self-sacrificing liberality on the part of over five thou- 
sand people. 

The corner stone of Oglethorpe University was laid on 
January 21, 1915, with her trustful motto engraven upon 
it: "Manu Dei Resurrexit (By the Hand of God She has 
Risen from the Dead.)" 


So it came to pass that Oglethorpe University, built by 
the Presbyterians of the South, with the aid of generous 
Atlantans of all faiths, opened its doors in the Fall of 

Oglethorpe University 21 

1916. After fifty years of rest beneath the gray ashes 
of fratricidal strife she rises to breathe the later airs of 
a new day. Her first building, constructed of granite, 
trimmed with limestone, covered with slate and as near 
fireproof as human skill can make it, was ready for oc- 
cupancy in the Fall of 1916, when her first class gath- 
ered on her beautiful campus on Peachtree Road. A 
faculty equal to that of any cognate institution in the 
country has been formed. The work of raising funds 
goes steadily on. Ground has been cleared for the sec- 
ond building, which will be commenced shortly. And 
all of this has been done in the midst of financial dis- 
aster that darkened the spirit of the whole nation, and 
against the evil influences of a colossal war, which 
caused the very joints of the world to gape. 


The story of the resurrection of Oglethorpe reads like 
a romance. Beginning only four years ago with a con- 
tribution of $100.00 a year for ten years, it soon gath- 
ered with it a band of great-hearted Atlanta men who 
determined to see that their city had a university, as well 
as a band of far-seeing Presbyterian leaders, who wished 
to erect a capstone to their educational system in this 
splendid metropolis. The story of how dollar was added 
to dollar during a campaign of four years; of how no 
less than seventy Atlanta men gave each $1,000.00 or 
more to the enterprise ; of how the story has been told in 
church after church of the Presbyterian denomination 
all over the South from Galveston, Texas, to Charlottes- 

22 Oglethorpe University 

ville, Virginia, and from Marshall, Missouri, to Braden- 
town, Florida ; the splendid triumph of the Atlanta cam- 
paign staged in this city just two years ago; all this is 
well known. During the last year the same wonderful 
record has been maintained. There are now something 
like five thousand men, women and children, all of 
whom have contributed or promised from fifty cents to 
$35,000.00. They are the Founders of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity; they belong to the great Founders' Club which 
is carrying the movement forward so splendidly. 

The immediate goal set for the present campaign is 
something like $3,000,000.00. To this end her many 
friends are getting solidly back of the Institution with 
their money as well as their words of praise and prayer. 


An idea of the quality of construction and design of 
the Institution may be gained from the accompanying 
illustrations. (See Frontispiece.) 

It will be seen that the architects and landscape artist 
have spared no pains to make it one of the really beau- 
tiful universities of America. The architecture is Col- 
legiate Gothic; the building material is a beautiful blue 
granite trimmed with limestone. All the buildings will 
be covered with heavy variegated slates. The interior 
construction is of steel, concrete, brick and hollow tile. 
The first building, which is nearing completion, is the 
one on the right of the entrance seen in the foreground 
of the bird's-eye view: The space has been cleared for 
the erection of the second building, which is the one with 

Oglethorpe University 23 

the tower on the left of the entrance. The total cost of 
construction of the buildings shown in the above design 
with the landscape work required, will be approximately 
$1,500,000.00. The building plan has been unani- 
mously adopted and will be followed out in its entirety. 


But it is not so much the magnificent exterior of the 
Institution about which the men who are back of Ogle- 
thorpe are most concerned, it is the spiritual and intel- 
lectual life of their university. To that end they have 
resolved to form a faculty and adopt a curriculum that 
will be of the highest possible quality, their thought be- 
ing excellence in every department. They will gather 
all of the fine ideals of past efforts to found a Southern 
Presbyterian University and endeavor to weave their 
spirit into the life of their institution. They will take 
the superb traditions of the old Oglethorpe and add the 
best of this present age to them. Doubtless Oglethorpe 
will be a big university some day, but she is already a 
great one, and it is greatness rather than bigness which 
her founders crave most for her. 


In the Founders' Room at Oglethorpe there will be a 
Book containing the name of every man, woman and 
child who aided in the founding of the University, ar- 
ranged alphabetically, by States. That Book will be 
accessible to every student and visitor who may want to 
know who it was from his or her home that took part in 

24 Oglethorpe University 

the doing of this, the greatest deed that has been at- 
tempted for our sons and daughters in this generation. 
The Book is not yet complete, because the work is not 
yet finished, and each month is adding many to this roll 
of honor, whose names will thus be preserved in the life 
and archives of Oglethorpe University forever. 


The contributions made by the Founders of the Uni- 
versity residing out of the city of Atlanta are being seg- 
regated and separately recorded. The Board of Direc- 
tors has in mind the establishment of one or more me- 
morial professorships or buildings by each Southern 
State. Thus the local Synodical sentiment and loyalty 
will be worked into the life of Oglethorpe and each of 
her students will feel that a part of his own common- 
wealth is set down on her campus. 


The following churches have already taken part in 
the founding of Oglethorpe University and the work 
of adding the other churches of the denomination will 
continue steadily until every Presbyterian Church in the 
South has had a hand in the founding of Oglethorpe 



Atlanta, Ga 

Chattanooga, Tenn., 
First Church ....$11 
Central Church.. 2 

Greensboro, N. C, 
First Church 



... 10,351.00 

Augusta, Ga., 

First Church $5 

Green St. Church 1 

Houston, Texas, 

First Church $5 

Second Church.... 1 

Columbus, Ga 

Memphis, Tenn., 
Second Church ..$3 
Alabama St. Ch. 1. 

Little Rock, Ark., 

First Church $1 

Second Church.... 2, 
Central Church.... 1, 

Nashville, Tenn 

Franklin, Tenn 

Macon, Ga., 

First Church $1, 

TatnaU Sq. Ch... 1, 
Vineville Ch 1. 

Baton Rouge, La 

Greenville, S. C, 

First Church $3 : 

Second Church.... 1, 

Fort Worth, Texas, 

Broadway Ch. $2, 

First Church 2. 


,010.00— 6,385.00 


,000.00— 6,100.00 



065.00— 4,850.00 

330.00— 4,805.00 





000.00— 4,322.00 



100.00— 4,200.00 


000.00— 4,100.00 

Quincy, Fla $4,000.00 

Crowley, La 3,750.00 

Paris, Ky 3,720.50 

Thomasville, Ga 3,600.00 

Alexandria, La 3,510.00 

Sanford, Fla 3,450.00 

Mobile, Ala., 

Gov't. St. Ch...$l,750.00 

Central Ch. 1,690.00— 3,440.00 

Carrollton, Ga 3,155.00 

Jacksonville, Fla 3,125.00 

Savannah, Ga., 

Ind'p't. Ch...$l,000.00 

First Ch 2,050.00— 3,050.00 

Griffin, Ga 3,000.00 

Rome, Ga 2,950.00 

Kingstree, S. C 2,835.00 

Raeford, N. C 2,600.00 

Morristown, Tenn 2,500.00 

Marietta, Ga 2,332.50 

Birmingham, Ala., 

First Church 2,300.00 

Lewisburg, Tenn 2,280.00 

Pulaski, Tenn 2,250.00 

Montgomery, Ala 2,200.00 

Palatka, Fla 2,173.00 

De Queen, Ark. 2,145.00 

Tampa, Fla 2,100.00 

New Orleans, La., 

Lafayette Church .... 2.100.00 


Oglethorpe University 

Gastonia, N. C $2,100.00 

Rock Hill, S. O, 

Ebenezer Church 2,100.00 

Norfolk, Va 2,085.00 

Vicksburg, Miss 2,010.00 

Slidell, La 2,005.00 

Orlando, Fla 2,000.00 

LaGrange, Ga 2,000.00 

Milledgeville, Ga 2,000.00 

Quitman, Ga 2,000.00 

Jackson, Tenn 2,000.00 

Madison Co. Pastor- 
ate, Ga 1,920.00 

Waycross, Ga 1,850.00 

Stamps, Lewisville, 

Pastorate, Ark 1,839.00 

Anderson, S. C 1,795.00 

Greenville, Miss 1,760.00 

Pensacola, Fla 1,750.00 

Decatur, Ga 1,727.00 

Albany, Ga 1,725.00 

Chamblee, Ga 1,600.00 

Lakeland, Fla 1,600.00 

Chattooga Co. Pastor- 
ate, Ga 1,597.00 

Marshall, Texas 1,585.00 

Selma, Ala 1,562.00 

Helena, Ark 1,560.00 

Clayton Co. Pastorate, 

Ga 1,533.00 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 

East Liberty Church 1,505.00 

Conyers, Ga 1,500.00 

Braidentown, Fla 1,500.00 

McDonough, Ga 1,485.00 

Newnan, Ga 1,426.00 

Bunkie — Plaquemine — 

Melville Group 1,406.00 

Manning, S. C 1,330.00 

Malvern, Ark 1,275.00 

Texarkana, Ark 1,270.00 

Clover, S. C 1,210.00 

Dublin, Ga 1,202.00 

Greenwood, S. C 1,200.00 

Sparta, Ga 


Valdosta, Ga 


Clinton, S. C 


Grenada, Miss 


Lynnville, Tenn 


Water Valley, Miss 


Aliceville, Ala 


Texarkana, Texas 


Royston, Ga., Pastorate 


Buford, Ga 


Trenton, Tenn 


Clio, Ala 


Murfreesboro, Tenn... 


Athens, Ga 


Hatcher, Ky 


Welsh, La 


Dermott, Ark 


Dalton, Ga 


Elberton, Ga 


Fayetteville, Tenn 


Fort Myers, Fla 


Washington, Ga 


Charleston, S. C 


Greensboro, Ga., 



Dunedin, Fla 


Laurens, S. C 


Lafayette, Ga 


Norwood, La 


Corinth, Miss 


New Bern, N. C 


Marshall, Mo 


Yorkville, S. C 


Centerville, Ala 


Jefferson, Ga 


Flemington, Ga 


Charlottesville, Va 


Chipley, Fla 


Danville, Ky 


Millersburg, Ky 


Clearwater, Fla 


Hammond, La 


Cartersville, Ga 


Oglethorpe University 


Boston, Ga. (Cairo).... $1,000.00 

Cedartown, Ga 1,000.00 

Commerce, Ga $1,000.00 

Stockbridge, Ga 1,000.00 

Stamford, Conn 1,000.00 

Ingleside, Ga. 1,000.00 

Jackson, Ga 1,000.00 

Lawrenceville, Ga 1,000.00 

Porterdale, Ga 1,000.00 

Minden, La 1,000.00 

Columbus, Miss 1,000.00 

Durham, N. C 1,000.00 

Monroe, N. C 1,000.00 

Fort Mills, S. C 1,000.00 

Westminster, S. C $1,000.00 

Galveston, Texas 1,000.00 

Martinsville, Va 1,000.00 

Toccoa, Ga 1,000.00 

McCombs, Miss 1,000.00 

Barnesville, Ga 1,000.00 

Blackshear, Ga 1,000.00 

Cross HM, S. C 1,000.00 

Americus, Ga 1,000.00 

Morganton, N. C 1,000.00 

Winnsboro, S. C 1,000.00 

Garyville, La 1,000.00 

East Jacksonville 

(Fla.) Church 1,000.00 

Rock Springs Church.. 1,000.00 

Other generous contributions of amounts less than a 
thousand dollars have been received from the following 

Marion, Ala. 
Camden, Ark. 
Clarendon, Ark. 
Fordyce, Ark. 
Holly Grove, Ark. 
Jonesboro, Ark. 
Mena, Ark. 
Monticello, Ark. 
Newport, Ark. 
Prescott, Ark. 
Arcadia, Fla. 
Bartow, Fla. 
Bonifay, Fla. 
Dade City, Fla. 
Fernandina, Fla. 
Lakeland, Fla. 
Leesburg, Fla. 
Marianna, Fla. 
Punta Gorda, Fla. 
Sarasota, Fla. 
Umatilla, Fla. 
Wildwood, Fla. 

Wauchula, Fla. 
Acworth, Ga. 
Belhany Church, Ga. 
Bethel Church, Ga. 
Cedartown, Ga. 
Clarksville, Ga. 
Cornelia, Ga. 
Crawfordville, Ga. 
Doraville, Ga. 
Eatonton, Ga. 
Fayetteville, Ga. 
Fitzgerald, Ga. 
Geneva, Ga. 
Hazlehurst, Ga. 
Jonesboro, Ga. 
Lithonia, Ga. 
Lloyd's, near 

Gabbettsville, Ga. 
Madison, Ga. 
Monticello, Ga. 
Norcross, Ga. 
Philomath, Ga. 


Oglethorpe University 

Roswell, Ga. 
Sandersville, Ga. 
Scottdale, Ga. 
Statesboro, Ga. 
Stone Mountain, Ga. 
Thomaston, Ga. 
Union Point, Ga. 
Villa Rica, Ga. 
West Point, Ga. 
Woodville, Ga. 
Carrollton, Ky. 
Christianburg, Ky. 
Goshen, Ky. 
Harrods Creek, Ky. 
LaGrange, Ky. 
Lexington, Ky. 
Midway, Ky. 
Newton, Ky. 
Perryville, Ky. 
Richwood, Ky. 
Silver Creek, Ky. 

Springdale, Ky. 
Springfield, Ky. 

Pleasant Grove Church 
Union, Ky. 
Winchester, Ky. 
Wilmore, Ky. 
Jackson, La. 
Oakdale, La. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Kansas City, Mo. 
Hamlet, N. C. 
Matthews, N. C. 
Parkton, N. C. 
Paw Creek, N. C. 
Newberry, S. C. 
Brick Church, Tenn. 
Decherd, Tenn. 
Soddy, Tenn. 
Smyrna, Tenn. 
Spring Hill, Tenn. 
Wartrace, Tenn. 
Longview, Tex. 


The Board of Directors of Oglethorpe University, real- 
izing the responsibility upon them of selecting a faculty 
whose spiritual and intellectual equipment should be 
capable of satisfying the tremendous demand of a really 
great institution of learning, has spared no efforts or 
pains in securing a body of men who would not only 
possess that first requisite of a teacher, a great soul, 
but should also have those two other requisites of almost 
equal importance: power of imparting their ideals and 
knowledge, and intellectual acquirements adequate for 
their department. The most important element in edu- 
cation is the creation in the student of an intense yearn- 
ing for and delight in the Good, the True and the Beau- 
tiful, and the first essential for the creation of such a 
spirit is the example set before him by the Faculty. We 
are able at this time to announce the names of some of 
the members of the staff, more than sufficient for care- 
ful and adequate work during the first years of instruc- 
tion. The names are given in the order of their election : 

A. B., Presbyterian College of South Carolina, Valedictorian 
and Medalist ; A. M., P. C. of S. C. ; Graduate of Princeton 
Theological Seminary; A.M., Princeton University; LL. D., 
Ohio Northern University; Pastor of Morganton (N. C.) Pres- 
byterian Church; Vice-President of Thornwell College for Or- 
phans; Author and Editor; Founder and Editor Westminster 
Magazine; engaged in the organization of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity; Author of The Law of the White Circle (novel) ; The 
Midnight Mummer (poems) ; Sinful Sadday (story for child- 
ren) ; President of Oglethorpe University. 

30 Oglethorpe University 


A. B., University of Virginia; A. M., University of Virginia; 
Fellow in Greek, Johns Hopkins University, two years; As- 
sistant Instructor in Latin and Greek in Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, one year; Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University; Professor of 
Ancient Languages in the S. P. U., Clarksville, Tenn. ; Vice- 
Chancellor of the S. P. U.; Author of Notes on Latin and 
Greek, Greek Notes Revised; Professor of Ancient Languages, 
Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., Indiana University; A. M., Ohio Wesleyan University; 
Ped. D., Ohio Northern University; Teacher and Superinten- 
dent in the common schools and high schools of Ohio and 
Georgia; Professor of Mathematics in Indiana Normal Col- 
lege; Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy in Wilming- 
ton College, Ohio; Professor of History in Georgia Normal 
and Industrial College, Milledgeville, Ga. ; Member of the Uni- 
versity Summer School Faculty, University of Georgia, six 
summers; Assistant in the organization of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity; Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature in Ogle- 
thorpe University. 


A. B., Tulane University; Graduate Student (Fellow in 
Science and Engineering) in Tulane University, three years; 
B. E., Tulane University; Ch. E., Tulane University; Graduate 
Student of Johns Hopkins University; Fellow in Chemistry, 
Johns Hopkins University, one year; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins 
University; Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Fraternity) Johns Hop- 
kins University; attended lectures in the universities of Berlin, 
Leipzig and Munich; Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate 
Professor, Professor in charge of work in General and Theo- 
retical Chemistry, and in charge of Graduate Students in Chem- 
istry, Tulane University; Member of American Chemical So- 

Oglethorpe University 31 

ciety; Member and Fellow of American Association for the 
Advancement of Science; Organizer and President (two terms) 
of Louisiana Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society; Char- 
ter Member and President (two terms) of Louisiana Section, 
American Chemical Society; contributor to scientific journals; 
Professor of Chemistry in Oglethorpe University. 


M. E. and E. E., Cornell University, 1912; Member National 
Engineering Honorary Fraternity Tau Beta Pi; Co-Founder 
and Secretary and Treasurer of Georgia Technological School 
of Commerce; Professor in Banking and Accounting, Special 
Lecturer to Engineering Students on Applied Economics, Geor- 
gia Technological School of Commerce ; C. P. A. by Certificate 
of State of Georgia; Associate Professor of Economics and 
Commerce in Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., University of Missouri, 1912; Professor of Modern 
Languages, High School, Columbus, Ga., 1912-1915; Professor 
of Modern Languages, Boys' High School, Atlanta, Ga., 1915- 
1917; Instructor in Spanish, Oglethorpe University. 

Other Professorships will be filled as the need arises 
and classes under instruction at the University are in- 

The Institution began with the Freshman year in the 
Academic Department, to which an additional class will 
necessarily be added each succeeding year until all de- 
partments are established, thus giving the Board of Di- 
rectors ample time in which to make careful selections. 

32 Oglethorpe University 

Other officers have also been selected as follows : 

A. B., Arkansas College (Orator's medal) ; Student, S. P. U., 
Clarksville, Tenn.; Graduate, Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia; Student, Free Church College and University of Edin- 
burgh; D. D., Arkansas College; Pastor in Tennessee, Georgia, 
Kentucky and Missouri; Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 
Paris, Ky.; Moderator of the Synod of Kentucky; Executive 
Representative of Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., North Georgia Agricultural College; Professor and 
Superintendent of Public School Systems; Student in the De- 
partment of Education at Columbia University; Contributor to 
educational magazines and newspapers; Member Executive 
Committee, Georgia Branch of Audubon Societies; Teacher of 
Civics and Geography at the State Summer School for Teach- 
ers, Clemson Agricultural College; Member of Pickens County 
Board of Education; President of the Eighth District High 
School Association, Georgia; Superintendent of Public School 
System of Monroe, Ga., (six years) ; Registrar and Assistant to 
to the President, Oglethorpe University. 


Graduate, Carnegie Library School of Atlanta, Ga. ; Assistant, 
Main Library, New York Public Library; Assistant, St. Gab- 
riel's Park Branch, New York Public Library; Assistant in 
charge Children's Department Ft. Washington Branch, New 
York Public Library; Librarian, Oglethorpe University. 


Student of Medicine in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, 
London and Paris; Dean of Atlanta Medical College for many 
years ; Senior Professor of Medicine in Medical Department of 
Emory University; Medical Director of Southern States Life 
Insurance Company, Atlanta; Consulting Physician, Ogle- 
thorpe University. 

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W. A. GARDNER, M. D., 

Graduate of Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
1912; Member of Southern Medical Association; Member, 
Fulton County Medical Society; Member, Georgia State Medi- 
cal Association; Member, Atlanta Neurological Society; Medi- 
cal Examiner for Pan-American Life Insurance Company, New 
York Life Insurance Company, Southern States Life Insurance 
Company; Assistant Medical Director, Cheston King Sanato- 
rium; Assistant Professor, Clinic of Neurology, Medical De- 
partment of Emory University ; Resident Physician, Oglethorpe 


A. B., University of Georgia; Assistant Professor of Mathe- 
matics and Athletic Director, University School for Boys; 
Assistant Professor Mathematics and Athletic Director, R. E. 
Lee Institute; Assistant Professor Mathematics and Athletic 
Director, Gordon Institute; Coach, University of Georgia; 
Assistant Professor Mathematics and Athletic Director, River- 
side Military Academy; Athletic Director, Oglethorpe Univer- 

Miss Mamie Ricks, Matron. 

Mrs. Louis H. Jones, Social Secretary. 

Mrs. Dorothy Dobbs, Secretary, Stenographer. 

Mr. A. H. Hardy, Accountant. 


Following the best standards of our most successful 
American colleges and universities, Oglethorpe is dis- 
ciplined as largely as is practicable by her own students. 
Herewith we give in full the names of the officers of the 
various self-government organizations. A year's expe- 
rience at the University has demonstrated the excellence 
of this method of self-control, and the efficient way in 
which all cases brought before the Students' Council and 
the Dormitory Court have been handled has once more 
demonstrated the thorough-going excellence of the plan. 
It is a special purpose of this system to develop the high- 
est ideals of personal conduct among the students, and 
this is done on the basis of their personal responsibility 
to their fellow students, to the Faculty, and to the tradi- 
tions of the University. 

Student Self-Governing Association. — Gordon Weekley, 
President; W. States Jacobs, Jr., Vice-President; J. M. McNeill, 
Secretary; Vance Callahan, Treasurer; Jas. Bradshaw, Treas- 
urer of Freshman Class; Robt. Vogler, Secretary of Freshman 
Class; John A. Heck, Vice-President Freshman Class. 

Dormitory Court.— J. M. McNeill, Chairman; G. E. Alford, 
Hugh Ricks, John A. Heck, C. S. Tidwell. 

Y. M. C. A.— John W. Faulkner, President; W. States Jacobs, 
Jr., Herbert Gilkeson, Powell Moye, Committee. 

Athletic Association.— Frank Wilkinson, President; 
Chessly Howard, Vice-President; E. S. McDowell, Jr., Secre- 
tary; M. A. Maddox, Treasurer; Fain Thompson, Freshman 
Class Representative. 

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Audubon Society. — John W. Faulkner, President; Marion 
Gaertner, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Dramatic Society. — Hugh B. Ricks, President; Marion 
Gaertner, Vice-President; Charles Tidwell, Treasurer; Chessly 
Howard, Secretary. 

The Times Staff.— R. L. Vogler, Editor-in-Chief; W. R. 
Carlisle, Assistant Editor; W. S. Jacobs, Jr., Athletic Editor; 
J. M. McNeill, Secretary and Treasurer; W. S. Northcutt, Bus- 
iness Manager; G. E. Alford, Assistant Business Manager; 
John Heck, Advertising Manager; F. S. Wilkinson, W. S. 
Shaw, H. B. Ricks, Reporters; Prof. E. C. Gruen, Censor; Prof. 
W. E. Dendy, Editorial Critic. 

The Freshman Class. — W. S. Jacobs, Jr., President; Jno. 
A. Heck, Vice-President; R. L. Vogler, Secretary; J. W. Brad- 
shaw, Treasurer. 

Literary Societies: T halian Literary Society. — J. M. 
McNeill, President; John A. Heck, Vice-President; Sidney 
Holderness, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Phi Delta Literary Society. — John W. Faulkner, President; 
Chessly Howard, Vice-President; DeWitt Forbis, Secretary and 

Spring Term Debaters : Thalians. — John A. Heck, Stokely 

Phi Delta. — Gordon Weekley, W. R. Carlisle. 


The purpose of Oglethorpe University is to offer 
courses of study leading to the higher academic and pro- 
fessional degrees, under a Christian environment, and 
thus to train young men who wish to become specialists 
in professional and business life and teachers in our 
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demand for specially equipped men in every depart- 
ment of human activity. The instruction began in Sep- 
tember, 1916, with the Freshman Class of the Collegiate 
Department; the Sophomore Class will be added in 
1917, and the Junior and Senior Classes in 1918, and 
1919, respectively. Certain post-graduate courses also, 
leading to the Master's and Doctor's degrees, were of- 
fered in 1916. 

Students who are looking forward to university work 
are invited to correspond with the President, in order 
that they may be putting themselves in line for the ad- 
vanced courses which are to be offered. 

Adequate Library and Laboratory facilities are being 
provided as the need for them arises. Free use will be 
made of city of Atlanta, in itself a remarkable labora- 
tory of industrial and scientific life, whose museums, 
libraries and municipal plants are at the disposal of our 
students for observation, inspection and investigation. 

The first unit of the building plan is the equivalent in 
capacity of four buildings, each 50 by 60 feet, three 
stories high. Of these, two are dormitories, one, lecture 
halls, laboratories and offices and the fourth, dining hall 
and refectory. There is also a central heating plant in 


In the Schools of Liberal Arts, Science, Commerce, Literature 
and Journalism 

The requirement for entrance to the Academic Schools 
of Oglethorpe University is fifteen units, from a school 
of good standing. Students offering twelve units may- 
be admitted on condition. In either case the candidate 
must present three units in English and two in Mathe- 
matics. In the Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Lit- 
erature three units in Latin must also be offered. For 
removal of conditions see page 41. 

A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a 
secondary school, constituting approximately a quarter 
of a full year's work. 

The authorities of Oglethorpe University are fully ac- 
quainted with the educational situation in the South and 
in making their entrance requirements somewhat above 
rather than below the standard, they have not lost sight 
of the frequent insufficiencies of preparation of prospec- 
tive students brought about by inadequate High School 
facilities. It is the purpose of the University to make its 
degrees represent high attainment, but to furnish such 
facilities for students that this attainment will be fairly 
simple and easy. It is not our purpose by the adoption 
of specially high entrance requirements to drive away 
any students from our Institution. Adequate arrange- 
ments will be made for aiding any student who may be 
behind in his preparation in so far as such aid is consis- 
tent with the best ideals of college work. 

Oglethorpe University 39 

The fifteen units may be selected from the following 

list: Units 

Composition and Rhetoric l 1 /^ 

English Literature 11/2 

Algebra to Quadratics 1 

Algebra through Binomial Theorem y 2 

Plane Geometry 1 

Solid Geometry y 2 

Latin Grammar and Composition 1 

Caesar, 4 books 1 

Cicero, 6 orations 1 

Vergil, 6 books 1 

Greek 1, 2 or 3 

German 1, 2 or 3 

French 1, 2 or 3 


Ancient History 

Mediaeval and Modern History 

English History 

American History 

Civil Government % or 

Physiography V2 0T 




Botany V2 0T 

Zoology Mj or 

Agriculture 1 or 2 

Manual Training 1 or 2 

Commercial Arithmetic y 2 

Commercial Geography y 2 

The President of the University will gladly answer 
any inquiries as to further details of entrance require- 

y 2 

40 Oglethorpe University 

ments, upon request. An application blank will be 
found at the close of the catalogue. It is well for the 
prospective student to apply as early as possible. A 
blank for High School Certificate may be obtained by 
writing to the Registrar. 

Students who wish credit for college work done else- 
where must file with the Registrar a certificate from the 
institution in which the work was done. The Institution 
must be one that is recognized by the Faculty of Ogle- 
thorpe University, and the work must be satisfactory to 
the Professor of that department. 


1. Entrance Conditions. — Students admitted to 
partial standing in the Freshman Class may remove their 
entrance conditions by passing entrance examinations in 
the additional subjects necessary, provided such exam- 
inations are passed within two years after admission to 
the University. 

2. Entrance conditions must be removed before the 
opening of the third college year. No student will be 
permitted to register for any subject of his third year 
until his entrance conditions are removed. 

3. Students entering from other colleges will not be 
admitted to advanced standing in any class until all en- 
trance conditions have been removed. 

4. College Conditions — A student whose term 
grade in any subject lies between 70 and 60 per cent 
shall have two re-examinations and no more. These 

Oglethorpe University 41 

examinations for Fall and Winter Term conditions, will 
be set at the end of the succeeding term, and at the be- 
ginning of the next session. 

Examinations for removal of Spring Term conditions 
will be set at the beginning and end of the Fall Term of 
the next session. 

5. A student whose term grade in any subject lies 
between 59 and 40 per cent shall have one re-examina- 
tion and no more at the beginning of the next session. 

6. A student failing in both re-examinations in the 
first case or in the one re-examination in the second case 
will take the subject over in class. 

7. A student whose term grade in any subject lies 
below 40 per cent will not be entitled to a re-examina- 
lion, but will be required to take the subject over in 

8. The summer vacation should be devoted to work 
preparatory to condition examinations, as deficient stu- 
dents will not be permitted to carry extra work during 
term time. 

9. Conditioned students absent from the regular 
condition examination must present an excuse satisfac- 
tory to the professor in charge of the subject or receive 
a zero for the examination. When an excuse has been 
accepted a special examination will be held for which 
a fee of two dollars will be charged, payable to the 

42 Oglethorpe University 

10. Any student having eight term conditions at the 
beginning of the session will be required to take trie 
class over in all subjects. 

11. No student with more than three term condi- 
tions may be permitted to register as a member of the 
next higher class, but shall be considered a member of 
the same class as the year before, until the number of 
his unremoved conditions shall not exceed three. 

12. Conditions, whether due to failure, to incom- 
plete work, or to absence, must be made up within a 
year or the subject repeated in class. 


In the session of 1917-18 Oglethorpe University will 
offer courses in the Freshman and Sophomore Classes of 
four schools leading to the customary Academic de- 
grees. The degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) will be 
conferred upon those students satisfactorily completing 
a four years' course as outlined below, based largely on 
the study of "the Humanities". The degree of Bachelor 
of Science (B. S.) will be conferred upon those students 
who satisfactorily complete a four years' course largely 
in scientific studies. The degree of Bachelor of Litera- 
ture (B. Litt.) will be given to those students who com- 
plete a course including special work in languages, liter- 
ature and journalism. The degree of Bachelor of Com- 
merce (B. Com.) will be conferred upon those students 
who satisfactorily complete a full four years' course in 
studies relating particularly to business administration 
and industrial life. 

By a careful study of the courses outlined below the 
student will be easily able to make a choice most suita- 
ble to his tastes and probable future life. 

In general, it may be suggested that those students 
preparing to enter such professions as the Ministry or 
Law, will choose the B. A. course; those looking for- 
ward to Medicine, Dentistry and other Scientific work, 
the B. S. course; those expecting to enter the literary 
and journalistic field, the B. Litt. course, and those who 
intend to spend their lives in the business world the B. 
Com. course. 


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While each of these courses is so shaped as to influ- 
ence the student towards a specific end, colored largely 
by the type of studies they include, yet each course will 
be found to include such subjects of general culture as 
are necessary to the education of a life as distinguished 
from a living. 

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 

The figures in parentheses designate courses. Those 
under "hours" designate number of recitations per week. 



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English (1) 3 

Mathematics ( 1 ) 3 

Latin (1) 3 

Physics (1) 3 

Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 

Any one of following: 

Greek (1) 3 

German ( 1 ) 3 , 

French ( 1 ) 3 

Spanish (2) 2 

18 or 19 

Sophomore jj^ 

Bible (2) 2 

English (2) 3 

Mathematics (2) 3 

Chemistry ( 1 ) 3 

Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 

Latin (2) or ^ 

History (1) or (2) or.. I 3 
Biology (1) J 

Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 

Anv one of following: \ 

Greek (2) 3 / 2 

German (2) 3 Vor 

French (2) 3 I 3 

Spanish (2) 2 ) 


Psychology and 
Moral Philosophy 
Four Electives . . . 

20 or 21 






Theism, Ethics, 
Evidences of 

Christianity 3 

Four Electives 12 


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The same language that was begun in the last group 
in the Freshman year must be continued in the Sopho- 
more. In the Junior and Senior Classes five electives 
out of eight (15 hours out of 24) must be from some 
one of the following groups: 

Group I. Language, English. 

Group II. Mathematics, Science. 

Group III. History, Economics, Philosophy, Peda- 

If German or French has not been offered for en- 
trance, at least one year's study in whichever language 
is lacking will be required for B. A. 

A preparatory Greek Class will be provided for those 
who are not prepared to enter Greek I, but this class 
will not be counted toward a degree. 

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science (B. S.) 

Freshman Sophomore 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Bible (1) 2 Bible (2) 2 

English (1) 3 English (2) 3 

Mathematics (1) 3 Mathematics (2) 3 

Physics (1) 3 Chemistry (1) 3 

Laboratory, 4 hours, Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 credit 2 

Any one of following: \ Biology (1) 3 

Spanish (1) 2 I 2 Laboratory, 4 hours, 

French ( 1 ) 3 W credit 2 

German (1) 3 I 3 German (2) or 3 

Latin (1) 3 J French (2) or 3 

Spanish (2) 2 

15 or 16 

20 or 21 

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Psychology and 

Moral Philosophy 3 

Four Electives 12 



Theism, Ethics, 
Evidences of 

Christianity 3 

Four Electives 12 

One major science must be pursued for at least three 
years, and one minor science for at least two years. 

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Literature (B. Litt.) 



Bible (1) 2 

English (1) 3 

Mathematics (1) 3 

Physics (1) 3 

Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 

Any two of following : \ 

Greek (1) 3 / r 

German (1) 3 \ 

French (1) 3 / °£ 

Spanish (1) 2 i 

Latin (1) 3 / 

18 or 19 



Bible (2) 2 

English (2) 3 

Chemistry (1) 3 

Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 

History (1) or (2) or... 3 

Biology (1) 3 

Laboratory, 4 hours, 

credit 2 

Any two of following: 

Greek (2) 3 

German (2) 3 

French (2) 3 

Spanish (2) 2 

Latin (2) 3 


18 to 21 


Psychology and 
Moral Philosophy 
Four Electives . . . 






Theism, Ethics, 
Evidences of 

Christianity 3 

Four Electives 12 


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The same languages that were begun in the last group 
in the Freshman year must be continued in the Sopho- 
more. In the Junior and Senior Classes five electives 
out of eight (15 hours out of 24) must be from one of 
the following groups: 

Group I. Language, English. 

Group III. History, Economics, Philosophy, Peda- 

If German or French has not been offered for en- 
trance, at least one year's study in whichever language 
is lacking will be required for the degree. 

A preparatory Greek Class will be provided for those 
who are not prepared to enter Greek I, but this class will 
not be counted toward a degree. 

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) 

Freshman Sophomore 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Elementary Practical Accounting (2) 6 

Accounting (1) 6 Commercial English (2) . 3 

English (1) 3 Bible (2) 2 

History and Geography Commercial Law (2) 3 

of Commerce (1) 3 Chemistry (1) 3 

Commercial Law (3) 3 Laboratory, 4 hours, 

Spanish, French or credit 2 

German (1) 2 or 3 Spanish, French or 

Bible (1) 2 German (2) 2 or 3 

19 or 20 21 or 22 

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Junior Senior 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Accounting Problems Electives 13 

and Theory of Auditing (4) 6 

Accounts (3) 6 — 

Psychology (3) 3 19 

Corporation Finance (3) . 3 

Economic Theory 

Elective 7 


All work in Freshman and Sophomore years is re- 
quired as stated, for students pursuing the course with 
the intention of obtaining the B. Com. degree. 

The Junior year will be required as outlined with a 
few possible changes in exceptional cases, where elec- 
tives may be substituted for required subjects. 

The Senior year is almost entirely elective, subject to 
the approval of the Faculty of the School of Commerce. 

Students not candidates for the degree, and desirous 
of taking special courses offered here, may be admitted 
by faculty action, their schedule being subject to ap- 
proval by the head of the School of Commerce. 

Elective courses offered will be given only on the 
application of a number of students sufficient to war- 
rant the operation of the course. 


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The electives offered for the Junior and Senior years 



Cost Accounting (3) . . . . 6 

Advertising (3) 6 

Insurance (3) 3 

Selling and Credit (3) . . . 3 

Buying (3) 3 

Vocational Training (3) . 3 

Personal Efficiency (3) . . 3 
Stenography and 

Typewriting ( 1 ) 4 

The credit hours of each elective are given after the 
subject. The figure in parenthesis indicates in what 
year the elective may first be chosen, i. e., an elective 
followed by (3) may first be chosen in the third or 
Junior year. It may, however, be taken in the Senior 
year, if desired. 

Engineering Principles 

and Economics (3) 3 

Transportation (3) 3 

Labor Problems (3) 3 

Money and Banking (3) . 3 

History of Accounting (4) 3 
Accounting Mathematics 
and Statistical 

Presentation (3) 6 

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It is the purpose of Oglethorpe University to develop 
a thoroughly excellent Graduate School, offering courses 
in all departments leading to the Doctor's degree in 
Science and Philosophy. In supplying this need, which 
has for a long while been acutely felt in the South, the 
management of the University will be content with only 
the very highest grade of work and facilities, 

Courses leading to the Master's and Doctor's degrees 
in certain departments will be found outlined elsewhere 
in this catalogue under the appropriate department 
heading. These degrees are based on that of Bachelor 
of Arts of Oglethorpe University or of some other ap- 
proved institution. In general, it may be said that the 
degree of Master of Arts will be given for one year of 
additional study in graduate subjects more or less re- 
lated to each other. The degree of Doctor of Philos- 
ophy requires at least three years of graduate work. 
But neither degree is guaranteed at the end of a fixed 
period of time. A certain amount of work must be ac- 
complished, and the quality of it must be such as to sat- 
isfy the Professors concerned and the whole Faculty. 
It is required that the candidate for Ph. D. demonstrate 
by examination not later than the end of his first year 
his ability to read German and French, and the student 
must have completed the under-graduate work in the 
subject to which he wishes to give his chief attention. 

In this connection, the prospective student will be in- 
terested in learning that all Professors chosen as the 

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heads of departments in Oglethorpe University must 
have obtained the highest academic degree offered in 
that department. This fact is mentioned in order to in- 
dicate the earnest determination of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the University that her Faculty shall include only 
men of the highest intellectual attainment as well as men 
of great teaching power and strong personal character. 
The President of the University will be pleased to 
answer any inquiries as to graduate courses to be offered 
during 1917-18. 


The steady drift of the wisest opinion of the educa- 
tional world looks toward the union of academic with 
professional education. The broadening effect of asso- 
ciation of professional students with other classmen on 
the university campus, as well as the valuable opportu- 
nity for contact with academic work, renders this con- 
nection highly desirable. It is the purpose of the Uni- 
versity to enter the field of professional education as 
quickly as funds are secured to enable us to do so ade- 
quately. Schools of Engineering, Architecture, Dentis- 
try, Law and Medicine will be established as opportunity 
offers, but no work will be undertaken that cannot be ex- 
ecuted with the same quality of matter and form that is 
offered in the best institutions of our country. 

Students who are looking forward to Medicine, Law 
or Engineering and who do not desire to study for an 
Academic degree are allowed to take such courses as 

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will lead to their professional work. Such students 
must present at least twelve units for entrance; of these 
four and one-half are required: English (3) and Mathe- 
matics (l^/o). The following courses are suggested: 

Pre-Medical : First Year — Physics (1), Chemistry 
(1), German (1), English (1) (elective); Bible 
(1) (elective). 

Second Year — Chemistry (2), Biology (1), Ger- 
man (2), French (1), English (2) (elective); 
Bible (2) (elective). 

Pre-Legal: First Year — English (1), Bible (1), His- 
tory (1), Latin (1), Mathematics (1). 
Second Year — English (2), History (2), Modern 
Language (1), Bible (2), and one elective. 

Pre-Engineering: First Year — Mathematics (1), 
Physics (1), Chemistry (1), English (1) (elec- 
tive); Bible (1) (elective). 

Second Year — Mathematics (2), Physics (2), 
Modern Language (1), Bible (2) (elective). 


The attention of the prospective student should, how- 
ever, be clearly called to the fact that each year finds it 
more necessary for the professional man to have a thor- 
ough foundation for his professional studies, and the 
professional schools are becoming more strict in their 
requirements for entrance. Particularly is this the case 
in Medicine, where the best medical colleges require a 
diploma from a standard college for entrance. We 

54 Oglethorpe University 

would strongly advise our students to study the sugges- 
tions made on page 43 and have their college diploma 
safely in hand before they enter their professional 


The policy of the Board of Directors of the Univer- 
sity has been and will be to "hasten slowly" in the work 
of organization of the Institution. They, therefore, be- 
gan the first year's work with one class, the Freshman. 
During 1917-18 courses will be provided for the Fresh- 
man and Sophomore Classes. 

The courses outlined herewith, are stated, therefore, 
fully for the Freshman and Sophomore years and in ab- 
breviated form for the years to follow except in those 
departments for which full Professors have been chosen 
and in which the Institution is ready to offer graduate 
as well as under-graduate courses. 

The courses offered for the year 1917-18 are as fol- 

The course in English Bible extends over two years; 
it is required for B. A., B. S., B. Litt. and B. Com. de- 
grees, and must be pursued by every under-graduate 

The first year will be devoted to the Old Testament, 
the second to the New Testament, together with the inter- 
vening period. The study will include the mastery of 
the history contained in the Bible, an analysis of each 

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book, and such other matters as are required for the 
proper understanding of the work. It will be treated 
not from a sectarian point of view, nor as mere history 
or literature. The aim will be to impart such a knowl- 
edge of the subject as every intelligent man should pos- 
sess, enabling him to read his Bible with pleasure and 

The effort will be made to give the students the proper 
defense of seeming difficulties in the Bible, both for 
their own benefit, and that they may be able to meet the 
objections of unbelievers. 

Text-Books. — The English Bible (with references) 
will be the chief text-book. Such other books as are 
needed will be indicated from time to time. 

This course will be followed in the Junior and Senior 
years by Psychology, Moral Philosophy, Theism, Ethics, 
and Evidences of Christianity. 


The Department of English will strive to create a love 
for the best in literature and arouse a keen interest in 
the student's own language. 

The traditions of Oglethorpe University, which num- 
bers among her alumni, Sidney Lanier, one of the "Nine 
immortal Muses of America", render it a necessary as 
well as a delightful task, to give full emphasis to this 

The Freshman year will be devoted to a careful study 
of the best forms of English Literature, prose and 
poetry, with frequent exercises in the art of composition. 

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The first half of the year will include the study of 
American authors and best prose forms, and the latter 
half will be devoted to typical and representative verse. 
In this connection the life and works of Sidney Lanier 
will be especially studied as an example of an illustrious 
national writer, born and educated in the South. Three 
times a week throughout the year. Required for B. A., 
B. S., B. Litt. and B. Com. courses. 

In the Sophomore year courses will be offered cover- 
ing a critical study of the earlier epochs of English Lit- 
erature and a number of masterpieces. Students of this 
class pursuing work in the School of Commerce, will be 
given a course in Business English, in which every phase 
of modern business requirements will be covered. Es- 
sentials, too often overlooked entirely, will be stressed. 
Three times a week throughout the year. Required for 
B. Com. course. 

The Junior year will continue in historical sequence, 
and the Senior year will be concerned largely with 
American writers of prose and poetry. 

The courses will include frequent special lectures by 
visiting literati as well as by the Professor in charge. 


Three years of Greek will be offered in the under- 
graduate classes, together with a preparatory class for 
those who are unprepared for Greek I. 

Preparatory Greek. — This class is designed not 
merely for those who have no knowledge of the 

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language, but also for those whose preparation is 
inadequate. The most important subjects, both in 
inflection and syntax, are presented early in the 
course, and then, by a system of weekly reviews, 
are kept constantly fresh. 

Text-Books. — Benner and Smyth's Beginner's 
Greek Book, Xenophon's Anabasis (Goodwin 
and White). Three times a week throughout 
the year. Not counted for a degree. 

1. — The preparation for entrance into this class 
is not so much a matter of time as of thoroughness. 
The student is expected to know the ordinary Attic 
inflections and syntax, to have read about one book 
of the Anabasis, and to have had considerable prac- 
tice in translating English into Greek. The use of 
accents is required. 

A part of the work of this class consists of the 
minute study of the verbs, their principal parts, 
synopsis of tenses, and the inflection of certain 

Written translations of English into Greek are 
required once a week. On the other days a short 
oral exercise of this kind forms a part of the les- 
son; so that in each recitation some practice is had 
in translating English into Greek. 

Text-Books. — Xenophon's Anabasis (Goodwin 
and White), Memorabilia, Adams's Lysias, 
Goodwin's Greek Grammar, Pearson's Greek 
Prose Composition, Myers's Eastern Na- 

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tions and Greece, Liddell and Scott's Greek 
Lexicon (unabridged). Three times a week 
throughout the year. Elective. 

2. — In the first term Demosthenes will be read; 
in the second, Herodotus; in the third, Homer. 
The subject of Phonetics is presented and illus- 
trated by chart and model of the larynx showing 
the position of the vocal organs. 

Text-Books. — Demosthenes On the Crown 
(Humphreys), Herodotus (Smith and Laird), 
Homer's Odyssey (Perrin and Seymour), De- 
mosthenes and Herodotus (Ancient Classics 
for English Readers), Church's Stories from 
Homer, Fowler's Greek Literature. Three 
times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

3. — The time of this class will be divided be- 
tween prose and poetry. After the study of Thucy- 
dides and Plato, the reading of Sophocles will be 
taken up. The life of the ancient Greeks will also 
be considered. 

Text-Books. — Thucydides (Morris), Plato (For- 
man), Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Earle), 
Thucydides and Plato (Ancient Classics for 
English Readers), Church's Stories from the 
Greek Tragedians, Gulick's Life of the An- 
cient Greeks. Three times a week throughout 
the year. Elective. 

Graduate Courses. — A brief statement of the work 
proposed may be given here. Fuller details will 

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be announced later. Those who are thinking of 
taking the graduate courses are advised to write 
to the President or to the Professor, that their pre- 
liminary studies may be so guided as to fit them 
for the work. The requirements' for entrance into 
these courses are given elsewhere in this catalogue, 
under the head of Graduate School. 

The work of this department may be considered under 
three heads, each running through three years: 

I. Literary. — The aim will be to read a large 
amount of Greek. The first year will be devoted 
to Homer, the second to the Attic period, the third 
to the later literature. 

II. Scientific. — Certain philological subjects will be 

pursued, such as the History of Classical Philol- 
ogy, Textual Criticism, Inscriptions, Palaeography 
(including the study of Papyri), Archaeology. 

III. Practical. — The student will be required to attend 

one of the under-graduate classes, and from time 
to time will conduct the recitation in the presence 
of the Professor, in order that he may gain some 
experience in teaching. 

Some book of the New Testament will be taken up 
and studied systematically. There will be one meeting 
a week, at a time to be determined later. The only book 
needed will be a copy of the New Testament in Greek; 
the best is Westcott and Hort's New Testament in Greek, 
Students' Edition, with lexicon ($1.90). 

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1. — For entrance into this class the student is ex- 
pected to have read the usual amounts of Caesar, 
Cicero and Vergil, as set forth under the head of 
Entrance Units. He must also be able to translate 
English into Latin with some facility. Livy, Cicero 
de Senectute and Sallust's Catiline will be studied 
in this year. A brief history of Rome will also be 
included. Prose composition, both oral and writ- 
ten, will be carried on throughout the year. 

Text-Books. — Livy XXI, XXII (Greenough and 
Peck), Cicero de Senectute, Sallust's Catiline. 
Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar, His- 
tory of Rome, Harpers' Latin Dictionary. 
Three times a week throughout the year. Re- 
quired for B. A. course. 

2. — The studies of this class will be in Cicero's 
Letters, Horace and Plautus. A course in Latin 
Literature will also be given. Three times a week 
throughout the year. Elective. 

3. — This class will begin with Terence, and then 
take up Tacitus and Juvenal. Ancient Roman life 
will be considered in this part of the course. Three 
times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Teachers' Course. — A course of instruction will be 
given for teachers in and near Atlanta. The aim will 
be to suggest methods for beginners and for classes in 
Cassar, Cicero and Vergil. Certain departments of the 
grammar will be discussed, e. g., the Subjunctive Mood ; 

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scanning will be illustrated, and attention given to topics 
which have caused difficulty to teachers. Suggestions 
will be made as to the best means of helping pupils to 
acquire a good vocabulary in Latin. The mode of pro- 
cedure and the subjects treated will depend somewhat 
on the personnel of the class. 

The work will be undertaken if as many as ten per- 
sons offer themselves. This class will probably meet on 

Graduate Course for Special Students. — Persons 
who are teaching or otherwise occupied during the week 
and who would like to do some graduate work in Latin 
or Greek by coming on Saturdays, should communicate 
with the Professor. 


For the present a two years' course in French will be 

1. — This is a class for beginners, but the idea is to 
advance as rapidly as possible to a reading knowledge 
of the language. Careful attention will be given from 
the first to pronunciation. 

Text-Books. — Fraser and Squair's French Grammar; 
a French Reader, to be followed by some simple text. 
Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. Not 
counted for a degree unless followed by French 2. 

2. — The aim of this class will be to read more rap- 
idly both prose and poetry. French History and Litera- 
ture will also be studied. Three times a week through- 
out the year. Elective. 

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Developing a reading knowledge of the language and 
also practice in composing business letters and in con- 

First Year. — Two hours a week. De Vitis' Spanish 
Grammar. Harrison's Spanish Commercial Correspond- 

Second Year. — To be arranged. 

As these are Junior and Senior Studies, they will not 
be offered until the third year. Provision will be made 
for them at the proper time. 


1. a. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. Con- 
ant. Three times a week. Fall Term. 

(b). Higher Algebra. Fisher & Schwatt. Infinite 
series, binomial theorem, logarithms, permutations, com- 
binations, theory of regulations and determinants. 
Three times a week. Freshman year. Required for 
B. A., B. S. and B. Litt. courses. Winter and Spring Term 

2. (a). Analytical Geometry. Tanner & Allen's 
Briefer Course. Three times a week. 

Fall Term and Half of Winter Term. 

(b). Differential and Integral Calculus. Snyder 
and Hutchinson's Elementary Calculus. Three times a 
week. Sophomore year. Required for B. A. and B. S. 
courses. Last Half of Winter Term and Spring Term. 

3 and 4. The work of the Junior and Senior years 
will be a special and more exhaustive study of one or 
more mathematical subjects, as History of Mathematics, 
Astronomy, Theory of Equations, Modern Geometry or 

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Work leading to the degree of M. A. is offered and 
anyone interested may receive details on application. 

Stacy-Capers Telescope — By the generosity of 
Thomas Stacy Capers the well-known telescope of Dr. 
James Stacy has become the property of the University. 
It is a six-inch refracting instrument with a focal length 
of ninety inches. It was formerly the property of the 
uncle of the donor who was an alumnus of the Old 
Oglethorpe and is named in honor of them both. 


1. Mediaeval and Modern History of Europe. A 
survey of Continental Europe and Great Britain from 
the time of Charlemagne, 800 A. D., to the Congress of 
Vienna. Throughout the course emphasis is laid on 
the leading institutions, epochal events and dominant 
personalities of the several periods. Instruction will 
be imparted by means of lectures, text-books, source 
books, maps and papers. S. B. Harding, History of 
Mediaeval and Modern Europe. Three times a week. 
Freshman year. Elective. Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

2. (a). The Development of Modern Europe from 
the Congress of Vienna to the present time. A study of 
the political ideals of the several European countries, 
the changes they have undergone during this period, and 
their development socially and industrially. Robinson 
and Beard. Sophomore year. 

Fall Term and Half of Winter Term. 

(b). Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1555. 
Lectures, text-books (Seebohm's and Fisher's); collat- 
eral reading and preparation of papers. The conciliar 

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movement for reform; the Renaissance in Italy and 
Germany; the Protestant Revolution in Germany, Switz- 
erland, France and England; the Council of Trent; the 
Counter-reformation; the Religious Peace of Augsburg. 
Lectures, text-books, collateral reading and preparation 
of papers. Seebohm and Fisher. Three times a week. 
Sophomore year. Elective. 

Last Half of Winter Term and Spring Term. 

3 and 4. The work in the Junior and Senior years 
will be similar to that in our best institutions and will 
be announced in detail later. 


The purpose of the work in this department is to give 
a reasonably fluent ability in the speaking of German, 
this to be followed by more critical study of Grammar. 
Accordingly the first work will be largely conversational 
and translation will be avoided. By means of easy 
stories "Sprachgefuehl" will gradually be developed. 
It is expected that a student will be able to speak the 
language after two years of study. 

1. Elementary German. The elements of German 
Grammar with reading and composition. During the 
Spring Term one evening in the week will be devoted to 
the singing of German songs, "Gesangabend". Walter 
Krause's Beginner's German. Storm's Immensee, Sei- 
del's Leberecht Huenchen, Zillern's Hoeher als die 
Kirche, and other similar short stories. Three times a 
week. Elective for Freshmen. 

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms* 

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2. Modern Authors. The texts chosen are mainly 
from the narrative prose of the nineteenth century by 
such authors as Keller, Ebner-Eschenbach, Wildenbruch, 
Suderman, C. F. Meyer, Heyse, Storm, Baumbach, 
Ernst Saar, Riehl, Ludwig, Eichendorf, Chamisso. 
Three times a week. Elective for Sophomores. 

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

3. Classical Authors. Schiller's Wilhelm Tell, 
Maria Stuart, Die Jungfrau von Orleans; Goethe's Her- 
mann and Dorothea, Egmont; Lessing's Minna von Barn- 
helm, Emilie Galotti. Elective for Juniors or Seniors. 

4. History of German Literature. This course will 
be based on Kluge's Literaturgeschichte. Hopf und 
Paulsiek's Lesebuch and other collections. Elective. 

Fall Term. 

5. German Usage. A study of more difficult points 
in German Grammar. At least two years' previous 
study required. Matthias' Kleiner Wegweiser durch 
die Schwankungen und Schwierigkeiten des Deutschen 
Sprauchgebrauchs. Twice a week. Elective. 

Spring Term 

6. Suderman and Hauptman. Modern Drama 

Twice a week. Elective. 

Spring Term. 

Courses leading to the degree of M. A. will be fur- 
nished on application. 


The purpose of the departments of Chemistry, Physics 
and Biology may be briefly stated as follows : 

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1. To offer thorough lecture and laboratory courses 
of informational and disciplinary value as part of a gen- 
eral college curriculum. No apology is necessary for 
the belief that he only can claim to be truly educated 
who has learned in some measure to observe accurately, 
to reason logically from his observations, and to co- 
ordinate hand and brain in all that he may do. 

2. To offer progressive and sequential courses de- 
signed to give a high degree of knowledge and technical 
proficiency to the Scientific Student specializing in one 
or more of these sciences. 

3. To offer such courses in these sciences as are 
commonly required for entrance into our best schools 
of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and engineering. 

4. To offer courses designed to meet the needs of 
Prospective Teachers of these sciences in colleges and 
secondary schools, giving them not only a thorough 
training in the content of the subjects, but also in the 
best methods of imparting it to others. 

5. To offer to properly prepared Graduate Students 
advanced courses and opportunities for research in one 
or more of these sciences, leading to advanced Academic 


1: (a). General Chemistry. 

(b). Experimental Chemistry and Qualitative 

Lectures, demonstrations and recitations, together 
with selected exercises in the laboratory, designed not 

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only to impart a knowledge of the principles of the 
science, and of the more important facts in connection 
with the metallic and non-metallic elements, but to con- 
stitute an introduction to scientific methods of experi- 
mentation, observation and reasoning. 

During the first half of the year the lectures precede 
the work of the laboratory, in which the student is ex- 
pected to verify and illustrate many of the principles 
and facts which have been discussed in the lecture room. 

During the latter half of the year, while the lectures 
are on the chemistry of the metals, the laboratory work 
will be systematic qualitative analysis. 

No previous study of chemistry is required for ad- 
mission to this course, but the instruction is so arranged 
that work of a somewhat advanced character is given to 
those students who have spent considerable time upon 
chemical work in secondary schools. 

This course fulfills the chemistry requirements for 
admission into medical colleges. 

Three lectures and recitations, and four hours of lab- 
oratory work per week through the year. Required of 
Sophomores in B. A., B. S., B. Litt., B. Com. courses, 
and of Pre-Medical students. 

2. (a). Organic Chemistry. 
(b). Quantitative Analysis. 
(c). Practical Organic Chemistry. 

The lectures, demonstrations, and recitations in or- 
ganic chemistry continue through the year. In the lab- 

68 Oglethorpe University 

oratory, exercises which have been carefully chosen to 
illustrate the principles of volumetric and gravimetric 
analysis, are given during the first half of the year. 
The remainder of the time is occupied with the prepara- 
tion of typical organic compounds and their analysis 
and identification. 

Three lectures and recitations, and four hours of lab- 
oratory work per week throughout the year. Required 
of second year Pre-Medical students. Elective for all 

3. (a). Theoretical and Physical Chemistry. 

(b) . Physical Chemical Measurements. 

(c). Advanced Quantitative Analysis. 

A study of the laws of chemical combination; the 
properties of gases, liquids, solids; solutions; thermo- 
chemistry; electro-chemistry; chemical dynamics and 

The laboratory time will be divided between exercises 
in physical chemical measurements, as for example, 
vapor densities, molecular weights, degree of ionization, 
electrical conductivities, transport numbers, reaction 
velocities, etc., and exercises in quantitative analysis of 
a more technical and advanced character than those 
given in 2-b. 

Two hours lecture, six hours laboratory practice per 
week through the year. Elective. 

Graduate Work. — No student will be accepted for 
graduate work who cannot satisfy the department as to 

Oglethorpe University 69 

his preparation in inorganic, organic and elementary 
physical chemistry, and qualitative and quantitative 
analysis. It is not thought advisable to outline at pres- 
ent detailed courses for graduate students. Work will 
be offered as needed in advanced organic, inorganic, 
physical and historical chemistry, and in the laboratory 
in special methods of analysis, as food and drug analy- 
sis, water analysis, gas analysis, electro analysis, and 
metallurgical analysis. 

When the student is deemed prepared, he will be given 
a problem for investigation, usually co-operating with 
the instructor in his own researches. Prospective grad- 
uate students should correspond with the department as 
early as possible, giving a full account of their previous 
preparation and of the character of work they wish to 

Equipment. — The facilities for demonstration in the 
lecture room and for work in the laboratory are quite 
adequate for present needs, and will be added to con- 
tinually. The laboratory is equipped with all necessary 
working desks, hoods, hot plates, drying ovens, and 
water stills, and gas, water, electric current, blast and 
vacuum are conveniently at hand. 

The library contains standard books of reference and 
some technical journals, and in addition, the facilities 
of the Atlanta libraries are at the disposal of the pupils. 

1. General Physics. — Lectures, demonstrations, 
recitations, and laboratory exercises on the mechanics 

70 Oglethorpe University 

of solids and fluids, molecular mechanics, the phenom- 
ena and laws of sound, heat, light, electricity and mag- 

The laboratory work is almost exclusively quantita- 
tive, designed to impart training in the manipulation of 
instruments employed in physical investigation, and to 
give practice in properly recording, interpreting, and 
reducing experimental data. 

This course fulfills the requirements of the Pre-Med- 
ical year. 

Three lectures and recitations, four hours of labora- 
tory work per week through the year. Required of 
Freshmen in B. A., B. S., B. Litt. courses, Sophomores 
in B. Com. course, and of first year Pre-Medical stu- 

2. Theoretical Physics: Mechanics, Heat, Light, 
Electricity, Magnetism. — Essentially the same ground is 
covered as in this part of Course 1, but the subject is 
presented in a more detailed way both experimentally 
and mathematically. 

The laboratory work is of a more rigidly accurate 
character and particular attention is directed to the rec- 
ognition, elimination and estimation of errors. 

Two lectures and recitations, six hours of laboratory 
work per week through the year. Elective. 

Graduate Work. — The statements made above in re- 
gard to graduate work in chemistry apply in the main 
to physics. Special work of an advanced character will 

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be given to those who may be prepared in physics and 
in mathematics according to their need or desires and 
the facilities of the Institution. 

Equipment. — It will be the aim to continually pro- 
vide the pupil with apparatus of the highest grade and 
to enlarge the equipment as may be necessary. 


1. General Biology. — The purpose of the course 
is to acquaint the general student with the principles of 
biology through selected practical studies of living 
things. A survey is made of the morphology and phy- 
siology, classification and life history of selected types, 
designed to give the student who goes no further with 
the subject a comprehensive view of the animal and 
vegetable kingdoms, while for the student who will con- 
tinue biological study, it is intended to afford a sub- 
stantial basis for more extensive and intensive special 

The laboratory work is of especial significance. Much 
emphasis is placed on the accuracy with which the stu- 
dent's note book depicts what he has seen through his 
microscope, and in the types dissected. 

This course fulfills the requirements of the Pre-Med- 
ical year. 

Three lectures and recitations, four hours laboratory 
work per week through the year. Required of Sopho- 
mores in B. S. course and of second year Pre-Medical 
students. Elective for all others. 

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2. Human Anatomy and Physiology. — While nec- 
essarily this course is not as exhaustive as when given in 
the best schools of medicine, it supplies a splendid foun- 
dation for the latter. The origin and development of 
the various structures of the human body, and their 
functions, are in all cases presented in relation to those 
of lower forms of animal life. 

The laboratory work of the course is mostly mam- 
malian anatomy, based upon a study of the cat, but dis- 
sections are made of other animals as well. 

Two lectures and recitations, six hours laboratory 
work per week through the year. Elective. 

3. Bacteriology. — A study of bacterial life and 
development. Non-pathologic bacteria are mostly stu- 

The laboratory work is designed to impart the impor- 
tant points of bacteriological technique, as cleansing and 
sterilization of apparatus, preparation of culture media, 
methods of culture and staining. 

Two lectures and recitations, six hours laboratory 
work per week through the year. 

Graduate Work. — No announcement of graduate 
work will be made at present. 

Equipment. — The equipment of the laboratory con- 
sists of the usual dissecting tables, microscopes, micro- 
tomes, ovens and sterilizers, etc., and collections of 
slides and other illustrative material. 


The School of Commerce with its allied departments 
has as its central idea the presenting of a course of 
study designed to give an adequate and thorough prepa- 
ration for a business career. 

It should not be confounded with the well known 
"Business College," as the Manual Training School is 
often confounded with the Engineering College of a 

A School of Commerce does not turn out stenograph- 
ers, typists and book-keepers; it produces accountants, 
managers and executives. 


1. Elementary Accounting. — A thorough study 
of the basic theory of accounting debits and credits, and 
the obtaining of a knowledge of the methods and forms 
used in the recording of transactions; and the compila- 
tion and interpretation of statements based thereon. 
Lectures and practical work. Six hours a week. Re- 
quired of all Freshmen in B. Com. course. 

2. Practical Accounting. — A continuation of 
(1), developing from the basic principles and methods 
to the methods, forms and statements used in the differ- 
ent types of business enterprises, including also accounts 
of executors, trustees, receivers, etc. Six hours a week. 
Required of all Sophomores in B. Com. course. 

74 Oglethorpe University 

3. Accounting Problems and Theory of Ac- 
counts. — A development of (2), taking up problems 
bearing on the special cases studied, and from the solu- 
tion of these problems, developing the various points of 
theory there illustrated. C. P. A. problems form a large 
part of the material used. Six hours a week. Required 
of all Juniors in B. Com. course. 

3. Cost Accounting. — A study of the principles 
and practices in this particular branch of accounting. 
A budget set is used in order to illustrate the detail of 
this type of work. Six hours a week. Elective in Junior 
and Senior years. 

3. Accounting Mathematics and Statistical 
Presentation. — A study of the higher mathematics 
used in the higher branches of accounting — Algebra, 
Analytic Geometry and the Calculus — in so far as they 
are of value in accounting work. Also study and prac- 
tice in the graphical representation of statistics and ta- 
bles in reports and publications. Six hours a week. 
Elective in Junior or Senior year. 

4. Auditing Practice and Procedure. — The prin- 
ciples and practice of auditing are studied, examples of 
actual business and audit reports being used. Consider- 
able laboratory and practical work is incorporated. Six 
hours a week. Required of Seniors in B. Com. course. 

4. History of Accounting. — A study of the his- 
tory and development of accounting principles to the 
present date, and a discussion of the possibilities of the 
future. Three hours a week, Fall Term. Elective in 
Senior year. 

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1. English. — Three hours a week. Required of all 
Freshmen. See announcement of Department of Eng- 

2. Commercial English. — Three hours a week. 
Required of all Sophomores. See announcement of De- 
partment of English. 


1. Bible. — Two hours a week. Required of all 
Freshmen. See announcement of that department. 

2. Bible. — Two hours a week. Required of all 
Sophomores. See announcement of that department. 


Two years' work taken in Freshman and Sophomore 
years in either French, Spanish or German is required. 
See the announcements of those departments for details. 

Commercial Law 

1. Commercial Law. — Contracts, agency and part- 
nership, corporations. Personal and real property, 
guaranty and suretyship. Three hours a week. Re- 
quired of all Freshmen in B. Com. course. 

2. Commercial Law. — Insurance law, negotiable 
paper, banks, bankruptcy and receivers, income and in- 
heritance tax. Three hours a week. Required of all 
Sophomores in B. Com. course. 

Economics and Allied Branches 
1. Economic Theory. — A study of the basic theory 
of economics, particularly in those phases bearing most 

76 Oglethorpe University 

closely on activities of the business world. Three hours 
a week. Required of all Juniors in B. Com. course. 

1. History and Geography of Commerce.— A 
study of the economic history of the world up to the 
present day, and a development from it to the present 
geography of commerce. Three hours a week. Required 
of all Freshmen in B. Com. course. 

3. Corporation Finance. — A study of the methods 
of promoting, underwriting and floating a corpora- 
tion, covering issuance and sale of securities, under- 
writing, kinds of stocks and bonds, holding companies, 
receiverships, re-organizations, etc., of such concerns. 
Three times a week. Required of all Juniors in B. Com. 

3. Advertising. — A study of the basic principle of 
advertising, its theory, psychology and technique; the 
preparation of copy, comparison and study of advertis- 
ing mediums. Six hours a week. Elective in Junior or 
Senior year. 

3. Insurance. — A study of life, fire and other 
forms of insurance, developing the fundamental theories 
of each, the principles of rates and rate making, mor- 
tality tables, agents and agencies, etc. Three hours a 
week. Elective in Junior or Senior year. 

3. Selling and Credits. — Covering selling princi- 
ples and methods, analysis of markets, opening new ter- 
ritory, records, canvassing, selling, campaigns, credit 
agencies, other sources of credit information, credit 
records. Three hours a week. Elective in Junior or 
Senior year. 

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3. Buying. — A study of markets and other sources 
of supply, prices and discounts, records and reports, 
turnovers, customs and practices in various fields. 
Three times a week. Elective in Junior or Senior years. 

3. Transportation. — A study of traffic conditions, 
including the various lines of railroads, their locations 
and extent, policy, sources and character of traffic, also 
usual methods of handling and tracing freight, dealing 
with claims, etc.; also conditions as existing in other 
countries in comparison with the United States, and the 
possibilities of the future. Three hours a week. Elec- 
tive in Junior or Senior year. 

3. Money and Banking. — A study of the essential 
features of a circulating medium to be used as money. 
The Uni- and Bi-metallic Theory — Gresham's Law. 
The theory, principles and practice of banking. The 
regional and bond banks. Domestic and foreign ex- 
change and the banking principles of other countries. 
Three hours a week. Elective in Junior or Senior year. 

3. Principles and Economics of Engineering. — 
A study of engineering operations, particularly as re- 
gards factory operation, mass production, etc., touching 
wages and wage systems, principles of manufacturing, 
factory location and construction, etc. Three hours a 
week. Elective in Junior or Senior year. 

3. Labor Problems. — A study of organized and 
individual labor, sources of labor, unemployment, labor 
unrest, profit-sharing and similar plans, welfare work, 
etc. Three hours a week. Elective in Junior or Senior 

78 Oglethorpe University 

3. Personal Efficiency. — One's efficiency in his 
daily life, routine and relation to others is the main 
topic here. Methods of developing this efficiency, de- 
velopment of memory, systems and schedules, etc., are 
considered. Three hours a week. Elective in Junior 
or Senior year. 


1. Stenography and Typewriting. — A thorough 
training in these important branches, using a standard 
system in each case, with a sufficient amount of labora- 
tory and dictation work. Six hours a week. Elective 
in any year. 

2. Chemistry. — Elementary Chemistry. See an- 
nouncement of that department. Three hours a week. 
Required of all Sophomores in B. Com. course. 

3. Psychology. — A study of the principles and 
theories of this subject, particularly in its application to 
business life. Three hours a week. Required of all 
Juniors in B. Com. course. 

4. Vocational Training. — A study of the known 
methods of analysis and vocationalization of mankind. 
The methods of Blackford and others are explained and 
discussed, also psychological tests, and other similar 
material. Three hours a week. Elective in Junior or 
Senior year. 

In addition to the above listed subjects, other electives 
will be offered as the demand arises. Also, the students 
in the B. Com. course may choose electives from other 
departments, provided the subject and amount of such 
electives meet with the approval of the head of the 
School of Commerce. 

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Quality is the word that expresses the Oglethorpe idea 
— quality in location, in climate, in campus, in archi- 
tecture, in student character, in college life, in athletics 
and sports, in faculty, in curriculum, and in religion and 
morals. Every one of these we offer at Oglethorpe. 

Located in the commercial and educational capital of 
the South, with an unrivaled climate, on the most elegant 
street of that city, on a most beautiful campus of over 
one hundred and thirty acres of woodland and meadow, 
including an eighty-two acre lake which belongs to our 
students for swimming, boating and fishing, the physical 
advantages offered by Oglethorpe University are unsur- 
passed anywhere in the section. 

One by one a splendid body of buildings is being 
erected on its campus. Every one of them will be of 
granite trimmed with limestone and covered with heavy 
green slate. All of them will be as fire-proof as human 
skill can make them and as commodious and comforta- 
ble as our architects* can plan them. They will be like 
the first building already erected, which is believed to 
be the safest, most beautiful and most efficient college or 
university building in the Southeast. 


The attractions of the City of Atlanta as an educa- 
tional center are fast making it one of the great intellec- 
tual dynamos of the nation. Gifted with a soft, South- 

*Messrs. Morgan and Dillon and W. T. Downing of Atlanta. 
The landscape work is in the hands of Mr. Chas. W. Leavitt of 
New York. 

80 Oglethorpe University 

ern mountain climate, convenient of access to the entire 
nation over its many lines of railway, known everywhere 
as the center of Southern activities, she draws to herself 
as to a magnet the great minds of the nation and the 
world. Hither come lecturers, musicians, statesmen, 
evangelists, editors, teachers and officials of the United 
States. An intellectual atmosphere created by such con- 
ditions and the frequent opportunity of contact with 
these leaders in all branches of human activity offered 
frequently to our students give Oglethorpe University an 
advantage of position and of opportunity which she will 
cultivate to the uttermost. Facilities for hearing and 
meeting the great musicians and authors and public 
speakers and the leaders in all spheres of intellectual 
activity will be offered our students. The tremendous 
influence of such contact upon the young lives committed 
to us will be felt in increased ambition and redoubled 
determination to perform, themselves, their duty to their 
race and their God. 


It is not going too far to say that the aesthetic tastes 
and home habits of many young men are ruined at col- 
lege by the cheap and unattractive furnishings of their 
rooms and the ugly, forbidding architecture of the build- 
ings, whose walls often deface their campus. The archi- 
tecture of an institution of learning should be a constant 
source of delight and inspiration to its students, teaching 
quietly, but surely the highest ideals of life. Indeed all 
those qualities of soul we know as honesty, solidity, dig- 

Oglethorpe University 81 

nity, durability, reverence and beauty may be expressed 
in the face of a building as surely as in that of a man 
and are so expressed on the Oglethorpe campus. 

Not less important are the personal surroundings of 
the student's room. Cheap, ugly and ill-equipped apart- 
ments have exactly the same influence on the soul of a 
boy that cheap, ugly and ill-equipped human compan- 
ions have. That is why the rooms at Oglethorpe are 
handsomely furnished. The sons of the poor are en- 
titled to the information and inspiration such surround- 
ings offer, and the sons of the rich will deteriorate with- 
out them. 

In brief the college education that does not teach a 
love of beauty and tidiness and what is popularly called 
"decency," is essentially and dangerously defective. 

This is the special work of the Silent Faculty at Ogle- 



Young men who desire to enjoy the daily personal 
contact and instruction of the heads of departments will 
note with interest that our first few years will offer ex- 
ceptional opportunities of that nature. It is well known 
that in all our large institutions only the upper classmen 
come in any close contact with the full Professors, who 
as heads of departments occupy their time in other mat- 
ters than educating Freshmen. 

We believe in giving our Freshmen the best we have, 
and they will be taught by men who have taught in or 

82 Oglethorpe University 

had offered them, chairs in the greatest universities of 

While this will be a permanent policy at Oglethorpe, 
yet the fact that we shall open in the Fall of 1917 with 
only two classes, the Freshman and Sophomore, offers a 
perfect opportunity for its exemplification, which dis- 
cerning students and parents will not fail to note. 

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Monument of Sidney Lanier, Oglethorpe's famous poet-graduate, Piedmont Park 


The dormitory facilities of Oglethorpe University are 
the safest and most comfortable of cognate institutions 
in the South. All the buildings of the University 
will be like the first one that is now finished, which is 
believed to be absolutely fireproof, being constructed of 
steel, concrete and granite with partitions of brick and 
hollow tile. 

The Boarding Department of the Institution is con- 
ducted at cost to the student. Thoroughly first-class ser- 
vice will be given. The skimmed milk diet which pro- 
duces skimmed milk thinking will be studiously avoided. 
Price of board is included in the room rent. 

The prices named below are based upon two grades of 
rooms. The first of these comprises the entire second 
floor of the first building, which is fifty (50) feet wide 
and one hundred and eighty (180) feet long, and is com- 
posed of suites of rooms, each suite including a bed 
room, bath and study. The price charged for the suite 
includes first-class board, steam heat, electric lights, 
water and janitor's service and all rooms are furnished 
adequately and substantially. Every room in the dor- 
mitory contains ample closet space. The suites are 
large, airy, safe and comfortable and are roomy enough 
for the use of from one to four young men. The prices 

are as follows : 

Second Floor 

Suites, 3-5, 7-9, 11-13, 8-10, 12-14 and 16-18, two to 

room, each student $222.50 

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Same suites, one to room $287.50 

Suite including rooms Nos. 2-4-6, two to room, each 

student 222.50 

Suite No. 1, two to suite, each student 232.50 

The prices named include all the items above specified 
and cover the school term of nine months. 

The third floor of the building, possessing the same 
general advantages, is divided into individual rooms, 
with general toilet and bath room on the same floor. 
The price of these rooms is lower than of those on the 
second floor, rates being as follows: 

Third Floor Rooms 

No. 16, four to room, each student $187.50 

No. 15, four to room, each student 190.00 

No. 17, four to room, each student 195.00 

Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, two to room, 

each student 212.50 

Third Floor Suites 
Nos. 1-2, four to suite, each student $192.50 

These rooms while varying slightly in size are all 
large, airy and comfortable. Each contains a lavatory 
furnishing hot and cold water. 

As stated above, the prices named include board, as 
well as room rent and all rooms are provided with am- 
ple closet space, electric lights, steam heat, with ade- 
quate and substantial oak furniture, including chiffon- 
ier, study-table, single bed, spring and mattress for each 

Room linen and bed-clothing will be furnished by the 

Applications for rooms should be filed at once. 

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The university fees are: 

The tuition fee for the entire year SI 00.00 

Other college fees, including matriculation, li- 
brary, athletic, medical, etc 25.00 

Total $125.00 

All university fees are payable one-half on entrance 
and one-half February 1, 1918. 

Laboratory and science fees are made as low as is 
consistent with the proper use of laboratory materials. 
A "caution money" deposit of $5.00 is required, which 
is returnable at the end of the catalog year, less deduc- 
tions, if any, for damage done to property of the Insti- 

The following laboratory fees, payable at the begin- 
ning of each term, are charged those students who are 
pursuing under-graduate courses in the several labora- 
tories : 

Physics $6.00 per year 

Biology 9.00 per year 

Chemistry 12.00 per year 

By special request of the students of the University, 
a Student Activities Fee of $10.00 will be charged each 
student at time of registration in September. The sum 
so collected will be transferred to the treasuries of the 
various student organizations and will entitle the stu- 
dent to a membership pass to all games of the Athletic 
Association in Atlanta or on the home field, one year's 
subscription to the Oglethorpe Times, and a full mem- 
bership card to the Student Senate. 

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It will be observed that the total cost for the entire 
year, including tuition and all college fees, board and 
room rent, heat, light and janitor service ranges from 
$312.50 per year upward according to the rooming ac- 
commodations desired. 


It is the intention of the authorities of the University 
to see that a way is provided as far as possible for the 
assistance of any student who may be in pecuniary need 
and yet desirous of prosecuting his studies at Ogle- 
thorpe. A special Faculty Committee will co-operate 
with students to that end. 

As a general rule it is best for the student that he 
should be able to devote all of his time to his academic 
duties, but where circumstances require it many stu- 
dents may undertake various tasks, such as table-wait- 
ing, and other dormitory duties, payment for which 
materially aids them in meeting their expenses. 

For further information address the President, Ogle- 
thorpe University, Ga. 


By the generosity of a good friend who does not wish 
his name mentioned, the University is able to lend a 
limited sum each year to deserving students who would 
otherwise be unable to prosecute their studies at Ogle- 
thorpe. Further details upon application. 

The policy of Oglethorpe University includes the de- 
velopment of the physical life of our students as a mat- 

Oglethorpe University 89 

ter of large importance. Physical and hygienic welfare 
and instruction will be a part of the curriculum of the 
Institution. A modern gymnasium, adequately equipped 
is included in plans for one of the next buildings to be 
constructed. Special attention is at present being given 
to outdoor athletics. Adequate provision is being made 
for foot-ball and base-ball grounds, tennis courts, etc. 

In addition to these sports common to all well 
equipped colleges in the South, Oglethorpe University 
is the fortunate possessor of a beautiful lake covering 
eighty acres located conveniently to the university cam- 
pus, with a part of its shore set aside for a university 
boat house. This will enable the Institution to add a 
crew to its list of athletic sports. The lake is admirably 
suited for boating, rowing, swimming and fishing. 

A sanely encouraging attitude is taken by the Univer- 
sity toward inter-collegiate athletics, and Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity is acquitting herself well in that sphere of her 
educational life. 

Regular instruction, looking to symmetrical develop- 
ment of the entire man will be given in the Athletic De- 
partment of the University, under competent medical 


By the kindness of Mr. J. W. Leroux, two prizes cov- 
ering the fees necessary to the general membership of 
the Capital City Country Club, which is located near the 
university campus, have been offered to the students of 
Oglethorpe. These memberships were won last year by 
Messrs. W. R. Carlisle and W. States Jacobs, Jr. 

90 Oglethorpe University 


One of the interesting features of university life at 
Oglethorpe is the University Store, managed for the ben- 
efit of the students themselves, under the superintend- 
ence of the Faculty. Professor E. C. Gruen has active 
charge of this department, which is, in a sense, one of 
the laboratories of the School of Commerce. 

A Bank is operated in connection with it, and all stu- 
dents are encouraged to keep their deposits therein, pay- 
ing their bills of all sorts by check, thus giving them a 
still further introduction into the actual practice of hand- 
ling accounts in a business-like way. 

In the store are kept all the necessary college acces- 
sories. Any ordinary purchase may thus be made most 
conveniently, as full lines of goods answering the va- 
rious college requirements are constantly kept on hand. 
Dividends on purchases made are delivered at the close 
of the Academic year. 


The ability of a college or university to develop wor- 
thy character in its students depends largely upon that 
indefinable quality called "college atmosphere". As a 
mother, she breathes her own soul into her boys. They 
inherit all that she has been through; all of labor and 
strength and faith and prayer. If her judgments have 
been bought out with money they inherit that; if with 
blood they inherit that. Every storm through which she 
has passed strengthens them for their own conflicts in 
the days that are to come. 

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Oglethorpe is a daughter of battle and faith and 
prayer. God alone built her, touching the hearts of 
multitudes of His children at the voice of her call. 
Alone of all the prominent ante-bellum universities she 
died for her ideals and alone of all the universities of 
America God has raised her from the dead. 

By her every battle, her every faith, her every tri- 
umph, she has learned what things are really worth 
while and what hand really to lean upon. She will tell 
her children of Him. 

Regular chapel exercises, which the students are re- 
quired to attend, are conducted by each of the members 
of the Faculty in turn, at 8:45 o'clock each morning. 
The student life at Oglethorpe is also blessed by the ac- 
tivities of the Y. M. C. A., and frequent sermons and 
addresses by visiting pastors and evangelists. 

Also the vesper services held each Sabbath evening 
at a convenient hour form an important feature of the 
religious life of the University. Able and consecrated 
men and pastors of Atlanta or visitors to die city speak 
to the students of the University successively during the 
entire year. Attendance upon these services is purely 
voluntary. They offer unusual opportunities not only 
for religious instruction, but for the students to meet 
and know the leaders in religious life and thought of 
the entire Southeast. 

During the past year the following well-known men 
spoke to the students of the University on the dates 
specified : 

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Dr. C. W. Daniel, October 8, 1916. 
Dr. R. 0. Flinn, October 15, 1916. 
Dr. A. A. Little, October 22, 1916. 
Dr. Dunbar H. Ogden, October 29, 1916. 
Dr. W. W. Memminger, November 5, 1916. 
Rev. G. R. Buford, November 12, 1916. 
Dr. C. 0. Jones, November 19, 1916. 
Dr. C. B. Wilmer, November 26, 1916. 
Dr. J. G. Patton, December 10, 1916. 
Dr. W. A. Lee, December 17, 1916. 
Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, January 7, 1917. 
Dr. Lyman Hood, January 14, 1917. 
Dr. C. Lewis Fowler, January 21, 1917. 
Dr. J. S. Lyons, January 28, 1917. 
Dr. G. F. Nicolassen, February 4, 1917. 
Dr. H. A. Porter, February 11, 1917. 
Dr. F. R. Shipman, February 18, 1917. 
Dr. T. H. Johnston, February 25, 1917. 
Prof. W. E. Dendy, March 4, 1917. 
Dr. S. W. Reid, March 11, 1917. 
Dr. W. C. Shaeffer, March 18, 1917. 
Rev. Linton Johnson, March 25, 1917. 
Dr. E. C. James, April 1, 1917. 
Dr. D. M. Mclver, April 8, 1917. 
Dr. Jas. W. Bixler, April 15, 1917. 
Dr. Robt. Ivey, April 22, 1917. 
Dr. A. R. Holderby, April 29, 1917. 
- Rev. R. E. Carson, May 6, 1917. 
Rev. Arnold Hall, May 13, 1917. 
Rev. J. E. Hemphill, May 20, 1917. 
Commencement Exercises, May 27, 1917. 

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Examinations will be held three times each year, and 
reports of the students' standing will be issued at the 
close of each term. 


By the generosity of many friends, so great as to be 
almost unparalleled, the University received during the 
first year of its life approximately five thousand volumes 
for the library. These consist of standard works in Lit- 
erature, History and Science, with many valuable refer- 
ence works in special departments. The Private Libraries 
of Dr. Caldwell in Science, and of Dr. Nicolassen in the 
Classics, are both available for the use of students in 
these departments. The policy of the Institution is to 
let no year go by without the enlargement of the library. 
A competent librarian is in charge and the rooms will 
be open during the year of 1917-18 approximately eight 
hours per day. The Public Library of Atlanta is also 
available for the use of our students. 


Students coming to Oglethorpe University from a dis- 
tance should remember that Oglethorpe University has 
its own station on the main line of the Southern Railway 
between Atlanta and Washington. Tickets may be pur- 
chased and baggage checked to Oglethorpe University, 
Georgia, the station being immediately in front of the 
campus. Students coming to Atlanta over other lines 
may either check their baggage to the University station, 
or may have it delivered at a special rate of $1.00 per 

94 Oglethorpe University 

trunk by the Atlanta Baggage & Cab Company. In using 
the latter method mention should always be made of the 
special students' rate at the time the order is given. 


Oglethorpe University has the double advantage of 
being located in the suburbs of Atlanta, so far out as not 
to be subject to the distractions of city life, yet so near 
in as to enjoy all the public utilities of a great city. 
Among these are city water, electric lights, city trolley 
line, telephone and telegraph service, and in addition 
thereto the University has its own postoffice, express 
office and railway station, all known as Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity, Georgia. 


One of the most remarkable gatherings, even in this 
city of remarkable gatherings, was the assembling of 
approximately two hundred of the representative women 
of the city of Atlanta at the home of Mrs. Thornwell 
Jacobs, Saturday afternoon, November 25, 1916, to or- 
ganize a Women's Board for Oglethorpe University. 

The purpose of the Board is to aid the University in 
every wise and efficient way, with counsel of and guid- 
ance by the proper authorities of the Institution. Al- 
ready more than two hundred of the finest workers and 
most representative women of the city have offered their 
services and joined the organization. Their activities 
are directed toward the support and development of 
Oglethorpe in every phase of its growth and activities. 
Each of the ladies is assigned to the committee on which 

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she feels best able to serve. These committees cover the 
various departments of the University, and among them 
are: Ways and Means, Finance, Grounds, Press, Enter- 
tainment, Hospital, Music, Library and Art, Refresh- 
ments, Transportation, and such other committees as it 
may seem wise to the Board from time to time to ap- 

The authorities of the University welcome the forma- 
tion of this organization with the greatest joy. The 
mere fact that they have promised a devoted allegiance 
to the enterprise alone has its own genuine value, but 
those who know the women of Atlanta, with their mar- 
velous capacity for earnest and consecrated work di- 
rected by a swift and accurate intelligence, will realize 
best what must be the results of the efficient aid which 
they are giving to the Institution. 

Officers and Chairmen of the various committees have 
been unanimously chosen as follows: 

Mrs. Thornwell Jacobs, President; Mrs. John K. Ott- 
ley, First Vice-President; Mrs. J. M. High, Second Vice- 
President; Mrs. James R. Gray, Third Vice-President; 
Mrs. Geo. W. Parrott, Fourth Vice-President; Mrs. 
Frank Inman, Fifth Vice-President; Mrs. A. A. Little, 
Secretary; Mrs. E. D. Crane, Treasurer; Mr. Joel Hun- 
ter, Auditor; Mrs. John K. Ottley, Chairman of Execu- 
tive Board. 

Mrs. Archibald Davis, Chairman Ways and Means; 
Mrs. Berta Swift, Finance; Mrs. Cobb Caldwell, 
Grounds; Mrs. Stuart Witham, Press; Mrs. Clem Har- 
ris, Entertainment; Mrs. Arnold Broyles, First Vice- 

96 Oglethorpe University 

Chairman ; Mrs. Hugh Bancker, Second Vice-Chairman ; 
Mrs. C. D. Walker, Third Vice-Chairman; Mrs. Jas. T. 
Williams, Hospital; Mrs. Linton Johnson, Chairman 
Glee Club; Mrs. Albert Thornton, Art; Mrs. J. D. 
McCarty, Refreshments; Mrs. Stephen Barnett, Trans- 
portation; Mrs. George McCarty, Library; Mrs. J. D. 
Osborne, Membership; Mrs. J. T. Stephenson, Vice- 
Chairman Membership; Mrs. W. S. Elkin, Building. 


The proper form for use in making a bequest to 
Oglethorpe University is as follows: 

"/ hereby give and bequeath to Oglethorpe 
University, a corporation of Fulton County, 

Georgia, $ 


If you desire to leave property, in addition to, or in- 
stead of, money, describe the property carefully under 
the advice of your lawyer. Time and chance work their 
will upon us all. Now is the hour to attend to this mat- 
ter. Do now for your university what you would have 


Oglethorpe University, Session 1916-17 

George Ernest Alford Florida 

William Vollie Barton Georgia 

Asa Taylor Bearse Georgia 

William Johnson Boswell Georgia 

James William Bradshaw Georgia 

Thomas Bryan Burks Georgia 

George Augustus Caldwell Georgia 

Vance Lane Callahan Georgia 

William Rhodes Carlisle Georgia 

James Charles Andrew Cates Georgia 

Nathan Meredith dejarnette Georgia 

Ernest Hardee Duffey Georgia 

Harold deLoach Edwards South Carolina 

John William Faulkner Georgia 

Lyman DeWitt Forbis Georgia 

Marion Adolph Gaertner Georgia 

Herbert Gilkeson Georgia 

James Walker Green Georgia 

Andrew Fay Hawkins Georgia 

John Andrew Heck Georgia 

Sidney Holderness, Jr Georgia 

Lucien Wellborn Hope Georgia 

Chessly Bostwick Howard, Jr Georgia 

William States Jacobs, Jr Texas 

Edward Carroll James, Jr. . Georgia 

James Velma Keen Florida 

Hugh Lee King Georgia 

Harold William King Georgia 

William Calvin King Alabama 

Charles Spurgeon Loden Georgia 

Martin Augustin Maddox Georgia 

Warren Calvin Maddox Georgia 


98 Oglethorpe University 

Joel Edmond Mann Georgia 

Claudius Chandler Mason, Jr Georgia 

Benjamin Irby Morris Georgia 

Thomas Powell Moye Georgia 

David Easterlin Munday Georgia 

Joseph Rogers Murphy Georgia 

Lyman Murphy Georgia 

Emmette Samuel McDowell, Jr Georgia 

Duncan Campbell McNeill, Jr North Carolina 

John Marion McNeill North Carolina 

Morton Turnbull Nicholes Georgia 

Robert Gilliland Nicholes Georgia 

William Stokely Novthcutt Georgia 

Lee Hugh Owen Georgia 

Joel Hamilton Price Georgia 

George Quillian Reynolds Georgia 

Hugh Brandon Ricks Georgia 

Owen Elijah Roquemore Georgia 

Roderick K. Shaw Florida 

William Stewart Shaw Georgia 

Clifford Sims Georgia 

William Harold Smith Georgia 

William King Stillman Georgia 

Robert Taylor, Jr Georgia 

Fain Coleman Thompson Georgia 

Charlie Speer Tidwell Georgia 

Justin Jesse Trimble Georgia 

Justus Thomas Trimble Georgia 

George Howard Verner Georgia 

Luther Mansfield Vinton Georgia 

Robert Llewellyn Vogler Louisiana 

Green Branan Ward . Georgia 

Paul Edward Watkins . . . . . . . . Georgia 

Henry Gordon Weekley Georgia 

Frank Stacy Wilkinson Georgia 

Total 67 

Oglethorpe University 99 


Astronomy 62, 63 

Athletics 88, 89 

Bachelor of Arts 44, 46 

Bachelor of Commerce 48-50 

Bachelor of Literature 47, 48 

Bachelor of Science 46, 47 

Bequest, Form of 96 

Biblical and Religious Literature 54, 55 

Biology 71, 72 

Board 85, 86 

Calendar 7, 8 

Chemistry 66-69 

College Co-Op 90 

Committees of University 16, 17 

Conditions, Removal of 40-42 

Country Club Memberships 89 

Degrees 43, 44, 46-50 

Directions to New Students 93, 94 

English 55, 56 

Entrance Requirements 38-40 

Examinations 93 

Expenses 85-88 

Faculty and Officers 29-33 

Fees 87, 88 

Founders 9 

By States 11-15 

Officers 11 

Churches 25-28 

Founders' Book 23, 24 

French 61 

Freshman Class Roll 97, 98 

German 64, 65 

Graduate School 51, 52 

Greek 56, 57 

Historical Sketch 18-20 

History 63, 64 

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INDEX— Continued 

Latin 60, 61 

Library 93 

Loan Fund 88 

Mathematics 62, 63 

Miscellaneous Courses 78 

New Testament Greek 59 

Oglethorpe University — 

Architectural Beauty 22, 23 

Exceptional Opportunities of First Years . 81, 82 

Idea 79 

Moral and Religious Atmosphere .... 90, 91 

Prayer 5 

Purpose and Scope 35, 37 

Resurrection 21,22 

Silent Faculty 80, 81 

Site 79, 80 

Spiritual and Intellectual Ideals 23 

Opening 20, 21 

Philosophy, Pedagogy, etc . .62 

Physics 69-71 

Pre-Engineering Course 53 

Pre-Legal Course 53 

Pre-Medical Course 53 

Pre-Professional Work 53, 54 

Professional Schools 52 

Public Utilities 94 

Reports 93 

Sciences 65, 66 

School of Commerce 43-50, 73-78 

School of Liberal Arts 44, 46 

School of Literature and Journalism 47, 48 

School of Science 46, 47 

Spanish 62 

Special Courses 52, 53 

Special Religious Exercises 91, 92 

State Memorial Buildings and Professorships ... 24 

Student Help 88 

Student Self-Government and Activities .... 34, 35 

Women's Board 94-96 



Students applying for admission to the University should fill 
out and mail to the President the following form: 

/ hereby apply for matriculation in Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity. I last attended 

School (or College), from which I received an honora- 

• "■—- — . 

ble dismissal. I am prepared to enter the 

Class in Oglethorpe University. Please reserve room 

and boarding accommodations for me. J shall reach 

Atlanta on the day of